Area of Interest:

Life Course Sociology, Genetics and the Life Course, Medical Sociology, Social Psychology


Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 1991

NICHD Post Doctoral Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1992-1995

Professional Background:

Interests include life course theory and methods, genetics and the life course (with an emphasis on status, stress, social capital, and health), and the transition to adulthood.

Recent research focuses on gene-environment processes associated with education and health, especially as these processes implicate social capital.

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