Lindsay R. Wilkinson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Dual-Title PhD in Sociology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2014
M.S. Sociology, Purdue University, 2010
B.A. Sociology and Psychology, Maxima Cum Laude, With Minor: Gender Studies, Loras College, 2008


Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson’s research and teaching interests include medical sociology, social stratification, 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, including the role of resilience, and trajectories of health problems and poverty among young and middle-aged women over three decades. She is also investigating quality of life among chronic disease patients and their family caregivers.

Recent Publications

Wilkinson, Lindsay R., Markus H. Schafer, and Renae Wilkinson. Forthcoming. “How Painful is a Recession? An Assessment of Two Future-Oriented Buffering Mechanisms.” Social Science & Medicine (online advance access)

Uecker, Jeremy E. and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. Forthcoming. “College Selectivity, Subjective Social Status, and Mental Health in Young Adulthood.” Society and Mental Health (online advance access)

Bernhart, John A., Kelly R. Ylitalo, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Eva I. Doyle, Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Kahler Stone. Forthcoming. “Leveraging Household Structure for Increasing Adult Physical Activity in a Low-Income, African American Community.” Health Promotion Practice (advance access).

Wilkinson, Lindsay R., Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Sarah A. Mustillo. 2019. “Wealth in Middle and Later Life: Examining the Life Course Timing of Women’s Health Limitations.” The Gerontologist 59:902-911.

Andersson, Matthew A., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, and Markus H. Schafer. 2019. "Does the Association Between Age and Major Illness Vary by Healthcare System Quality?" Research on Aging 41:988-1013.

Shippee, Tetyana P., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Markus H. Shafer, and Nathan D. Shippee. 2019. "Long-Term Effects of Age Discrimination on Mental Health: The Role of Perceived Financial Strain." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 74:664-674.

Tecson, Kristen M., Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Bethany Smith, and Jong M. Ko. 2019. “Association Between Psychological Resilience and Subjective Well-Being in Older Adults Living with Chronic Illness.” BUMC Proceedings 32:520-524.

Wilkinson, Lindsay R., Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Blakelee R. Kemp. 2017. "Contextualization of Survey Data: What Do We Gain and Does It Matter?" Research in Human Development 14:234-252.

Relevant Track:  Health and Society

Dr. Wilkinson's Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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