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Linda K. George, Professor of Sociology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Nursing and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Associate Director of Center for the Study of Aging and Human Dev

Linda K. George

Research Summary:
I received my B.A. and M.A. in sociology from the Miami University of Ohio. My Ph.D. in sociology is from Duke University (1975) and my postdoctoral training, in aging, was performed at Duke University School of Medicine. I am a sociologist interested in social psychology, aging and adult development, medical sociology, and family relationships. I have performed extensive research in these areas. My most recent work examines social precursors of depression, the effects of stress on health, and the relationships between religion and health. I enjoy teaching Social Psychology (SOC 106/PSY 116),and graduate seminars in medical sociology and life course and aging. In 1991, I won the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award for my outstanding work in the classroom. I collect murder mysteries.

Representative Publications:   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. LK George and KF Ferraro (2015). Aging and the Social Sciences: Progress and Prospects. In George, LK; Ferraro, KF (Ed.).  Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition (pp. 3-22). Academic Press. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Q Fu and LK George (2015). Socioeconomic determinants of childhood overweight and obesity in China: the long arm of institutional power.. Sociology of health & illness, 37(6), 805-822. [doi]  [abs]
  3. LK George, FE Harrrell, Jr. and EC Clipp (2015). Logistic Regression. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 35, 595-596.
  4. LK George (2015). Sociology of Aging. In G Ritzer (Ed.).  Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. LK George (2015). Religion and Gerontology. In J Levin (Ed.).  Religion and the Social Sciences: Basic and Applied Perspectives. Springer.
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Steven Foy  
  • Wendy Brynildsen  
  • Rebekah Burroway  
  • Hui Zheng  
  • Steven Frenk  
  • Patricia Thomas  
  • Jessica Sautter  
  • Alexandra F Dalton  
  • Lijun Song  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Philippa Clarke (2002/10-2004/09)  
  • Dorothy Smith-Ruiz (1998/09-2001/08)  

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