Assistant Professor of Sociology
One Bear Place #97326
Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson’s research and teaching interests include medical sociology, social stratification and health, aging and the life course, and quantitative methods. Her current projects include an examination of financial strain and health among older adults during the Great Recession, dual trajectories of health problems and poverty among young and middle-aged women over 36 years, and the influence of childhood disadvantage on health problems in middle and later life. Planned future projects include an investigation of the role of resilience in understanding mental health during the Great Recession, and a study of whether exposure to economic adversity manifests in biological risk factors.
Ferraro, Kenneth F. and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. Forthcoming. “Alternative Measures of Health Ratings for Predicting Mortality: Is Past or Future Orientation More Important?” The Gerontologist.
Schafer, Markus H., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2013. “Childhood (Mis)fortune, Educational Attainment, and Adult Health: Contingent Benefits of a College Degree?” Social Forces 91:1007-1034.
Wilkinson, Lindsay R., Tetyana P. Shippee, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2012. “Does Occupational Mobility Influence Health among Working Women? Comparing Objective and Subjective Measures of Work Trajectories.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53:432-447.
Shippee, Tetyana P., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2012. “Accumulated Financial Strain and Women’s Health over Three Decades.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 67:585-594.
Ferraro, Kenneth F. and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. 2012. “Age, Aging, and Mental Health.” In Carol S. Aneshensel, Jo C. Phelan, and Alex Bierman (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer.
Shippee, Tetyana P., Lindsay Rinaldo, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2012. “Mortality Risk among Black and White Working Women: The Role of Perceived Work Trajectories.” Journal of Aging and Health 24:141-167.
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