Lauren Newmyer

Lauren Newmyer
PhD Candidate in Sociology and Demography

Curriculum Vitae


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.

Lauren Newmyer
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