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Amy M. Pienta

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

Dr. Pienta has research interests in demography of aging and she studies retirement and health in later life. Her current research focuses on determinants of couples’ retirement behavior and uncovering social processes underlying health disparities among African Americans.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Tkatch, R., N. Artinian, J. Abrams, J. Mahn, M. Franks, S. Keteyian, B. Franklin, Amy M. Pienta, and S. Schwartz. 2011. "Social network and health outcomes among African American cardiac rehabilitation patients." Heart & Lung, 40(3): 193-200. PMCID: PMC2972356. DOI. Abstract.

Abrahamson, M., K. Bollen, Myron Gutmann, G. King, and Amy M. Pienta. 2009. "Preserving Quantitative Research-Elicited Data for Longitudinal Analysis. New Developments in Archiving Survey Data in the US." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 34(3): 51-59. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, Mark Abrahamson, Margaret O. Adams, Micah Altman, Caroline Arms, Kenneth) Bollen, Michael Carlson, Jonathan Crabtree, Darrell Donakowski, Gary King, Jared Lyle, Marc Maynard, Amy M. Pienta, Richard Rockwell, Lois Timms-Ferrara, and Copeland H. Young. 2009. "From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data." Library Trends, 57(3): 315-337. Abstract.

Artinian, N.I., J. Abrams, S.J. Keteyian, M.M. Franks, B. Franklin, Amy M. Pienta, R. Tkatch, L. Cuff, P. Alexander, and S. Schwartz. 2009. "Correlates of Depression at Baseline Among African Americans Enrolled in Cardiac Rehabilitation." Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(1): 24-31. Abstract.

Hoelter, Lynette, Felicia B. LeClere, Amy M. Pienta, R.E. Barlow, and James McNally. 2008. "Using ICPSR resources to teach sociology." Teaching Sociology, 36(1): 17-25. Abstract.

Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya, Amy M. Pienta, and Tyson H. Brown. 2007. "Women of the 1950s and the 'normative' life course: The implications of childlessness, fertility timing, and marital status for psychological well-being in late midlife." International Journal on Aging and Human Development, 64(4): 299-330. DOI. Abstract.

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