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Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Sarah Burgard

Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center.

Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, ISR.

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology.

Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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.

Grandner, Michael A., Tony E. Smith, Nicholas Jackson, Tara Jackson, Sarah Burgard, and Charles Branas. 2015. "Geographic distribution of insufficient sleep across the United States: a county-level hotspot analysis." Sleep Health, 1(3): 158-165. DOI. Abstract.

Leggett, Amanda, Sarah Burgard, and Kara Zivin. Online Access 2015. "The Impact of Sleep Disturbance on the Association Between Stressful Life Events and Depressive Symptoms." Journals of Gerontology B Psychology Science Social Science, . 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. PMCID: PMC4550487. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, and Lucie Kalousova. 2015. "Effects of the Great Recession: Health and Well-Being." Annual Review of Sociology, 41: 181-2001. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Burgard, Sarah, and Patricia V. Chen. 2014. "Challenges of health measurement in studies of health disparities." Social Science & Medicine, 106: 143-150. PMCID: PMC4077714. 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.

Kalousova, Lucie, and Sarah Burgard. 2014. "Tough Choices in Tough Times Debt and Medication Nonadherence." Health Education & Behavior, 41(2): 155-163. 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.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Anne Blumenthal, Patricia V. Chen, Shauna Dyer, K. Michael Evangelist, Katrina Hauschildt, Lucie Kalousova, Hui Yun Kim, David Mickey-Pabello, Janette Norrington, Sarah Seelye.