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Race, Nativity, Aging & Health: Critical Demography and Life Course Perspectives
March 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyson Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research, Duke University
Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—where he was also a trainee at the CPC—prior to completing a NIH/NIA postdoctoral fellowship at Duke. Brown’s research draws on life course perspectives and panel data to understand racial inequalities in health and wealth trajectories in middle and late life. He also studies how racial inequalities are gendered and classed, and the extent to which socio-environmental and psychosocial mechanisms across the life course explain within- and between-group inequalities. His research and training have been supported by funding from the NIH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.