Postdoctoral Fellow — Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 471-9850
- Office: CLA 2.622H
- Campus Mail Code: G1800
Jenjira Yahirun received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. She is currently an NICHD postdoctoral fellow at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Yahirun’s research focuses on the intersection of family sociology, aging and immigration. Three overarching questions guide her research. First, how do social contexts influence family behaviors and the ways that family members interact? Second, how do family relationships early on affect the timing of different life course events – such as marriage and migration? And finally, how do family relationships change over the life course? She is particularly interested in how migration and increasing population heterogeneity affects parent-child relationships. Dr. Yahirun will be working with Dr. Mark Hayward to explore how early life conditions and family environments affect health disparities in later life.
Dr. Yahirun's current research is based upon work supported by the NICHD Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award under Grant No. T32 HD007081-35.