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Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Josie Carrier

Josie Carrier
Graduate Student of Sociology

Curriculum Vitae

Josie Carrier
814-865-2527
512 Oswald Tower University Park , Pennsylvania 16802
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Education

B.S. Union University, 2020

Professional Bio

My research examines the nature and consequences of social well-being as it exists separately from mental, physical, and economic well-being. Specifically, I am interested in how the development and perception of social connections in adolescence influences substance use throughout the life course. I am using my remaining coursework to learn how to measure the structure and function of social networks, methods for understanding underlying heterogeneity in the development of behavior over time, and the etiology of deviant behavior across the life course.

Current Projects

My primary focus is the development of my master’s thesis, which examines the relationship between changes in loneliness and non-marijuana illicit substance use initiation among adolescents. I also have ongoing collaborations examining policing intervention strategies, causal matching methods, secondary data availability, and the association between adolescent community relationships and substance use.