Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
The Well-being of the Long-term Unemployed after the Great Recession (Rockefeller Foundation)
The Effects of the Housing Crisis on Vulnerable Workers and Families (MacArthur Foundation)
Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.
Co-Director, Postdoctoral Program, Population Studies Center.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Burgard's research interests focus on the way systems of stratification and inequality impact the health of people and populations. She currently studies racial/ethnic and gender-based disparities in working conditions and occupational careers, the effect of these inequalities on health, and the impact of an individual's working life on the well-being of other family members. She also examines racial/ethnic and socioeconomic determinants of children's health in South Africa and Brazil.
Assari, Shervin, Sarah Burgard, and Kara Zivin. Forthcoming. "Long-Term Reciprocal Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Number of Chronic Medical Conditions: Longitudinal Support for Black–White Health Paradox." Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI. Abstract.
Choi, HwaJung, Sarah Burgard, Irma T. Elo, and Michele Heisler. 2015. "Are older adults living in more equal counties healthier than older adults living in more unequal counties? A propensity score matching approach." Social Science & Medicine, 141(Sept 2015): 82-90. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.
Tapia Granados, Jose A., James S. House, Edward L. Ionides, Sarah Burgard, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment, and Mortality Risk." American Journal of Epidemiology, 180(3): 280-287. PMCID: PMC4108041. DOI. Abstract.
Kalousova, Lucie, and Sarah Burgard. 2014. "Unemployment, measured and perceived decline of economic resources: Contrasting three measures of recessionary hardships and their implications for adopting negative health behaviors." Social Science & Medicine, 106: 28-34. DOI. Abstract.
Sznajder, Kristin K., Sioban D. Harlow, Sarah Burgard, Yangrang Wang, Cheng Han, and Jing Liu. 2014. "Gynecologic pain related to occupational stress among female factory workers in Tianjin, China." International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 20(1): 33-45. DOI. Abstract.
Kwak, Minyoung, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, and Sarah Burgard. 2014. "Receipt of Care and Depressive Symptoms in Later Life: The Importance of Self-Perceptions of Aging." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(2): 325-335. DOI. Abstract.
Burgard, Sarah, and Jaclynn Hawkins. 2014. "Race/Ethnicity, Educational Attainment, and Foregone Health Care in the United States in the 2007–2009 Recession." American Journal of Public Health, 104(2): e134-e140. PMCID: PMC3935707. DOI. Abstract.