Research

As a demographer, sociologist, and social epidemiologist, I pursue several research directions. They center on important issues in population health and health determinants.

Some questions are fascinating because of deep substantive and policy implications — in particular, how is educational attainment related to adult health? Other questions captivate me because of methodological paradoxes or quandaries — such as, is overweight/obesity really protective for the health of older adults or is it just a data artifact?

Click below to learn more about each field of research.