Race and Socioeconomic Position: Examining common social pathways to disease risk
This project focuses on the proximal psychophysiological mechanisms that may connect race and socioeconomic position (SEP) to differences in aging and disease in midlife and older adults. Individuals from low-ses backgrounds and Black Americans suffer prematurely and more often from diseases of aging, and this study focuses on the social, psychological, and biological processes that contribute to differential biological aging and health disparities.
Social Experiences in Daily Life Study
This study examines pathways linking lower social rank to poor health through everyday interpersonal interactions. The study has two primary purposes. First, it examines whether perceptions of social rank are reliably associated with experiences of social subordination in daily life and second, examine whether these same experiences of social subordination are reliably associated with changes in cardiovascular stress physiology, which have been linked to physical health.