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Adriana Reyes is a sociologist and demographer studying intergenerational family dynamics and health disparities across the life course. She is particularly interested in how family ties provide social capital to help individuals navigate the life course, and how these family ties perpetuate inequalities across race and class. 

Sung S. Park is a sociologist and demographer studying how social relationships contribute to population-level inequality. Her research focuses on the family’s role as a safety net for racial minorities, race/ethnic disparities in work and employee well-being, and the role of kin networks within and across borders for immigrant incorporation. 

Dr. Truskinovsky is a health economist who studies aging, long term care and labor market outcomes. Her current research focuses on the impacts of social insurance programs on how individuals and families make decisions about work and family caregiving.

Dr. Wu’s research interests include union formation, health, and well-being in older adulthood. Her recent research project investigates how partnership status and family structure are related to the unmet need for help with personal care in later life. 

Dr. Patterson’s research addresses whether and how social norms and family composition influence caregiving behaviors and wellbeing for family members. She has also studied the role of complex families and kinlessness in the lives of older adults.

Dr. Seltzer’s research interests include kinship patterns, intergenerational obligations, relationships between nonresident fathers and children, and how legal institutions and other policies affect family change. She is especially interested in kinship institutions that are in flux, such as marriage and cohabitation in the contemporary United States or divorced and non-marital families.

Dr. Agree is a demographer with an interest in aging, health and the role of families and technology in later life. She has studied the use of assistive technologies by older adults,  how older Americans navigate the Internet to find health-related information, and changing families of older adults.  

Dr. Margolis’ research focuses on how family dynamics shape population change over time. She studies how and why grandparenthood is changing over time, how family networks are evolving, and how the thinning of kinship networks affects older adults.  

Dr. Wiemers studies economic well-being and intergenerational ties across the life course. She is particularly interested understanding the role that families play in promoting health and well-being and the differences in the connection between family and well-being across socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, and geography.

I-Fen Lin’s area of expertise include family sociology, aging, and survey methods. Much of her work examines parent-child relationships over the life course, with a focus on parents’ investment in children and adult children’s support of their aging parents. Her current projects examine the antecedents and consequences of gray divorce, family caregiving in late life, and discordance in parents’ and children’s reports of intergenerational transfer.