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Kathleen Mullan Harris awarded Population Association of America’s Irene B. Taeuber Award

Apr 25, 2019

Kathleen Mullan Harris, PhD, is the first Faculty Fellow at Carolina Population Center to receive the Population Association of America’s Irene B. Taeuber Award in “recognition of an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population” and “an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research.” Dr. Harris received this biennially awarded recognition at the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting.

Harris is the James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy. Her research focuses on social inequality and health with particular interests in family demography, the transition to adulthood, health disparities and family formation. Harris is Director and Principal Investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), a longitudinal study of more than 20 thousand teens who are being followed into young adulthood.

Selected publications:

Belsky, Daniel W., Avshalom Caspi, Louise Arseneault, David L. Corcoran, Benjamin W. Domingue, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Renate M. Houts, Jonathan S. Mill, Terrie E. Moffitt, Joseph Prinz, Karen Sugden, Jasmin Wertz, Benjamin Williams, and Candice L. Odgers. Forthcoming. Genetics and the Geography of Health, Behaviour and Attainment. Nature Human Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0562-1.

Gaydosh, Lauren, Robert A. Hummer, Taylor W. Hargrove, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Jon M. Hussey, Eric A. Whitsel, Nancy Dole, and Kathleen Mullan Harris. 2019. The Depths of Despair among US Adults Entering Midlife. American Journal of Public Health. 109 (5):774-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2019.305002.

Laidley, Thomas, Benjamin W. Domingue, Piyapat Sinsub, Kathleen Mullan Harris, and Dalton Conley. 2019. New Evidence of Skin Color Bias and Health Outcomes Using Sibling Difference Models: A Research Note. Demography. 56 (2):753-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13524-018-0756-6. NIHMSID: NIHMS1020361.