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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Emily Smith-Greenaway

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Postdoctoral Mentor: William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Smith-Greenaway’s research broadly examines how social institutions influence individuals’ wellbeing across the life-course. In her research on education, she has used both primary and secondary data to demonstrate that literacy powerfully influences both adults’ own health and that of their children. In her research on marriage, she explores how family processes intersect with the broader cultural context to influence adults’ and children’s wellbeing.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2015. "Are literacy skills associated with young adults' health in Africa? Evidence from Malawi." Social Science & Medicine, 127: 124-133. PMCID: PMC4297261. DOI. Abstract.