I study how family relationships are associated with older people's health outcomes

Family Demography

  • Family structure and relationship quality
  • Parenthood: parental status, fertility history, parent-child relationship quality
  • Marriage: marital status, marital history, spousal relationship

Population Health

  • Medical sociology: social determinants of health
  • Cognitive function in later life
  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD)

Aging & Life Course


  • Life course contexts: age, family, gender, social relationships
  • The impact of early life experience on individuals' health at later life

Gender & Sexuality


  • Sexual lives among older adults
  • Gender variations in family relationships and health disparities
  • Gender ideology/norms and its impact on people’s well-being
  • Sexual orientation and health outcomes