Monday, Dec 9
Sharon Kardia: Genomics in the Health & Retirement Study
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.
Postdoctoral Mentor: Sarah Burgard
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Karraker's research focuses on how different measures of social status (education, income, subjective socioeconomic status, race, gender) impact health and well-being, particularly in later life. One current project examines how employment conditions confer psychosocial resources (such as environmental mastery) that individuals can employ to generate and protect health. Another project looks at the role of cognitive and noncognitive human capital in explaining educationalgradients in health behaviors.
Herd, P., Amelia Karraker, and E. Friedman. 2012. "The social patterns of a biological risk factor for disease: race, gender, socioeconomic position, and C-reactive protein." The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67(4): 503-13. DOI. Abstract.