Laura Upenieks

Laura Upenieks
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Ph.D., University of Toronto (2019)
M.A., University of Toronto (2014)
BSc., University of Toronto (2013), with High Distinction


Dr. Laura Upenieks received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2019 and joined the Baylor faculty in 2020. Her research interests are in religion and health, aging and the life course, and quantitative methods. She is currently conducting research focused on integrating life course models of health and social network analysis to better understand the relationship between religion and well-being, and on how life course inequalities shape health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laura's recent research is published or forthcoming in Journal of Health and Social Behavior, British Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Research on Aging, Review of Religious Research, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Laura is an incoming editorial board member of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


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