Invited Presentations                                                                                                                        


“The Role of SES in Shaping Disparities in Morbidity and Mortality in Midlife.” Invited by the Committee on Population of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to present at an expert meeting on “Socioeconomic Status and Increasing Mid-life Mortality”, Washington DC.

“Hypothesizing Upward: Have U.S. State Policies Contributed to the Widening Inequalities in Life Expectancy?” Presented at the Department of Sociology Colloquium Series, University at Buffalo.

“U.S. Health Care Policy.” Panel convened by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

“U.S. States and the Health of Women.” Presented at the 2017 Presidential Symposium on Society & Health, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the 2nd Annual NIH Vivian W. Pinn Symposium: Putting Science to Work for the Health of Women


“Why does Adult Health and Longevity Differ Across U.S. States?” Presented at the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, SUNY-Albany.

“The Life Course Perspective.” Presented to the Committee on Population and National Institute on Aging to present at an expert meeting on “Health Disparities Across the Life Course” in Washington DC.


“Trends and Inequalities in Women’s Mortality across the US.” Invited by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to present at expert meeting on Women’s Health (Raising the Bar—The Health of American Women: A National Perspective on Women’s Health) in Washington DC.

“Live Long and Prosper: The Impact of Education on Mortality.” Invited by the PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington DC.

“Using an Intersectionality Frame to Understand Health Inequalities.” Invited Panel, Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“When Geography and Gender Collide: Explaining Variation in Adult Mortality among U.S. States” Presented at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Population Research at Ohio State University, and the Center for Demography and Economics at the University of Wisconsin.


“Mitigating Childhood Adversities through Educational Attainment.” Conference on Education and Health sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

“Secrets to a Long Life: Location, Location, Location.” Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the CASE Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

 “Women’s Mortality in Southern U.S. States.” Panel on Poverty and Health in the South, Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Women and Education.” International Women’s Day, Turkish American Society of Ohio.


“Diverging Trends in U.S. Women’s Health.” Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University.