Renae Wilkinson

Health and Society
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Ph.D., Sociology, Baylor University, expected in May 2020
M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, 2017
M.A., Business Administration, University of Portland, 2014
B.A., Sociology, Portland State University, 2011


Renae Wilkinson is a Health and Society student in her fourth year of Baylor’s Ph.D. program in sociology. She is a native of Portland, Oregon, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, summa cum laude, from Portland State University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in operations and technology management from University of Portland. Her research considers the associations between events and conditions of adversity and mental and physical well-being. Her Master’s thesis examined religious responses to mother loss over the transition to adulthood. Recent work focuses on how socioeconomic status and parent-child emotional bonds interact to influence mental health outcomes across the transition to adulthood. She is currently working on projects related to health disparities and educational attainment.

Recent Publications:

Wilkinson, Renae and Matthew A. Andersson. 2019. “Adolescent Socioeconomic Status and Parent-Child Emotional Bonds: Reexamining Gender Differences in Mental Well-Being During Young Adulthood.” Society and Mental Health 9(1):95-110.

Wilkinson, Renae. 2018. “Losing or Choosing Faith: Mother Loss and Religious Change.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57(4): 758-778.

Renae Wilkinson's Full Curriculum Vitae.

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