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Longevity, Education, & Income, Hoyt Bleakley

Dustin Brown

Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Brown’s research broadly examines how socioeconomic status and social relationships influence population health. His recent research has examined educational differences in older adult mortality compression, the combined influence of education and marital status on older adult mortality, the relationship between marital biography and cumulative biological risk, and health differences between individuals in same-sex and different-sex relationships. His current research investigates various ways that educational attainment and marriage provide individuals with the material and non-material resources necessary to avoid health risks and accumulate health advantages over the course of their lives.

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Journal Articles

Verbrugge, Lois M., Dustin Brown, and Anna Zajacova. Forthcoming. "Disability Rises Gradually for a Cohort of Older Americans." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences. DOI. Abstract.

Angel, J., S. Rote, Dustin Brown, R. Angel, and K. Markides. 2014. "Nativity Status and Sources of Care Assistance Among Elderly Mexican-Origin Adults." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 29(3): 243-258. DOI. Abstract.

Reczek, C., Haoming Liu, and Dustin Brown. 2014. "Cigarette Smoking in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Unions: The Role of Socioeconomic and Psychological Factors." Population Research and Policy Review, 33(4): 527-551. PMCID: PMC4204629. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Dustin, Robert A. Hummer, and Mark D. Hayward. 2014. "The Importance of Spousal Education for the Self-Rated Health of Married Adults in the United States." Population Research and Policy Review, 33(1): 127-151. PMCID: PMC3912877. DOI. Abstract.