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Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

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, School of Public Health.

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.

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Journal Articles

Lin, Katherine, and Sarah Burgard. 2018. "Working, parenting and work-home spillover: Gender differences in the work-home interface across the life course." Advances in Life Course Research, 35: 24-36. DOI. Abstract.

Byhoff, Elena, Mary C. Hamati, Robyn Power, Sarah Burgard, and Vineet Chopra. 2017. "Increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction: a systematic review and taxonomy." BMC Public Health, 17: 719. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, Katherine Lin, D. de Pina Castiglione, Aline A. Nobre, Estela M. L. Aquino, Alexandre C. Pereira, Isabela J. Martins Bensenor, Sandhi M. Barreto, an, et al. 2017. "Differential reporting of discriminatory experiences in Brazil and the United States." Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 33. DOI. Abstract.

Leggett, Amanda, Shervin Assari, Sarah Burgard, and Kara Zivin. 2017. "The effect of sleep disturbance on the association between chronic medical conditions and depressive symptoms over time." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 8(2): 138-151. PMCID: PMC5617341. DOI. Abstract.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, Lindsay R. Pool, Belinda L. Needham, Sarah Burgard, and Michael R. Elliott. 2017. "Negative wealth shock and short-term changes in depressive symptoms and medication adherence among late middle-aged adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(8): 758-763. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, Huiyun, Sarah Burgard, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2017. "Housing assistance and housing insecurity: A study of renters in southeastern Michigan in the wake of the great recession." Social Service Review, 91(1): 41-70. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, and Sarah Seelye. 2017. "Histories of Perceived Job Insecurity and Psychological Distress among Older U.S.Adults." Society and Mental Health, 7(1): 21-35. PMCID: PMC5558894. DOI. Abstract.

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