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Seefeldt says 'consumption smoothing' behavior makes long-term recovery more difficult for economically vulnerable

Seefeldt criticizes Kansas legislation restricting daily cash withdrawals from public assistance funds

Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

Highlights

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Spring 2015 PSC newletter available now

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


Belinda L. Needham

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Faculty Affiliate, Center on Biodemography and Population Health, UCLA.

Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities, biosocial interactions, and aging and the life course. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms by which social disadvantage leads to health disparities. Her work is guided by the sociological theory of the stress process, which posits that members of socially disadvantaged groups have worse mental and physical health than those with higher social status due to greater exposure and vulnerability to stress.

For more information please see the personal and departmental pages for Belinda L. Needham at left.