My research focuses on the links between family dynamics and health and wellbeing. I draw on a life course approach and stress process for theoretical direction and typically employ advanced longitudinal techniques (growth curve models, competing risks analysis) on large secondary datasets to conduct my research.
longitudinal research, family dynamics and health, health inequalities, life course approach
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Mental Illness
The processes of social development and how socio-cultural influences affect the individual from infancy to old age. Prerequisite: SOC 241 or PSYCH 241 or consent of instructor.
The distribution of health and illness in human populations, the social psychology of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: SOC 407 and consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.
2015 to 2021
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