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Dustin Brown

Funded Research:

Educational Spillovers and Adult Health in the United States (PSC Initiatives Fund)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Postdoctoral Mentor: Sarah Burgard

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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.