Lauren L. Brown
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies Department, Institute for Social Research.
Ph.D., Gerontology, University of Southern California
Research Interests: Dr. Brown's research takes a fresh approach to examining race/ethnic differences in late life health and wellbeing. Her work aims to characterize not only the unique challenges minorities face in reaching old age (including disability, disease, and consequences of adversity), but also examines and fosters methods that embolden the positive outcomes and protective resources gained from adverse experiences among minority communities. This work takes a social justice approach, motivated by practical community needs, in addressing the heterogeneity in the aging experience among racial/ethnic minorities, especially for aging African Americans.
Brown, Lauren L., Uchechi A. Mitchell, and Jennifer Ailshire. Forthcoming. "Disentangling the Stress Process: Race/Ethnic Differences in the Exposure and Appraisal of Chronic Stressors Among Older Adults." The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
Brown, Lauren L., and Reginald Tucker-Seeley. 2018. "Will 'Deaths of Despair' among Whites Change How We Talk about Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities?" Ethnicity & Disease, 28(2): 123-128.
Brown, Lauren L., Yuan S. Zhang, Colter Mitchell, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2018. "Does Telomere Length Indicate Biological, Physical, and Cognitive Health Among Older Adults? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study." The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 73(12): 1626-1632.
Brown, Lauren L., Belinda L. Needham, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2017. "Telomere Length Among Older U.S. Adults: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age." Journal of Aging and Health, 29(8): 1350-1366. PMCID: PMC5272874.
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