I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Indiana University-Bloomington. My research centers on exploring the psychological consequences of stress for adults’ health. My current projects are an extension of my dissertation and examine how adult children’s stressors are experienced by their parents and come to have effects on the parent-child relationship and middle-aged and aging parents’ well-being. This work uses data from the 2002 National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH) and from in-depth interviews that I conducted with middle-aged parents and their adult children (The Parent and Adult Child Experiences Study or PACES).
At Murray State University, I teach Medical Sociology, an upper-level course that applies sociological principles to medicine, health, illness, and health care.
Fall 2013 Classes:
Introduction to Sociology SOC 133
Sociology of Medicine SOC 340