Lisa Strohschein, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept
(780) 492-0475
6-13 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



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



SOC 342 - Socialization

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.

SOC 382 - Sociology of Health and Illness

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.

SOC 486 - Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Sociological aspects of mental health and illness. Includes historical perspectives, diagnostic issues, and perspectives on causation and treatment. Prerequisite: SOC 224 or 382 or consent of instructor.

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Scholarly Activities

Other - 2019-20 Killam Annual Professor

Other - Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Studies in Population

Canadian Population Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research papers, review articles, research notes and policy briefs about demography and population-related issues. The journal aims to further our understanding of population processes and their determinants, in Canada and around the world, by covering top-quality theoretical and empirical research.

Other - Past President, Canadian Population Society

The Canadian Population Society is a scientific association that seeks to improve knowledge and understanding about the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of human population. It seeks to promote the study and development of the science of demography in both its empirical and theoretical aspects. On an annual basis, this society meets to foster interest in, and the interchange of ideas on population, among professional and other interested persons working in the field of population studies.

Research - Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant (2019-2022) The changing dynamics of parenthood in Canada

Other - Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies (since 2014)

Featured Publications

Sociology: Your Compass for a New Social World

Brym, Robert, Lisa Strohschein and Karen Kampen

Cengage Publishing. 2021 January;

Family histories and teen pregnancy in the United States and Canada

Smith, C., Strohschein, L., and Crosnoe, R.

Journal of Marriage and Family. 2018 October; 80 (5):1244-1258

Strohschein, L., Gauthier, A.H.

Society and Mental Health. 8 (3):231-247

Strohschein, L., Ram, U.

Journal of Family Issues. 38 (13):1899-1922