Lauren Newmyer

Lauren Newmyer
PhD Candidate in Sociology and Demography

Curriculum Vitae

Lauren Newmyer
701 Oswald Tower The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802
Mailroom: 203 Oswald Tower


In progress Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Sociology and Demography
2018 M.A. Texas Tech University, Sociology
2015 B.A. Texas Tech University, Anthropology and Psychology; Minor: Asian

Professional Bio

My research interests lie at the intersection of demography, social networks, and health. Broadly, I study how social connectedness shapes and is shaped by various demographic and health behaviors across the life course in different contexts. In adolescence and reproductive adulthood, I examine how these connections shape fertility and reproductive behavior, such as contraceptive use and sexually transmitted infections. In middle and older adulthood, I study how social connectedness shapes mortality and physical and mental health indicators.