Postdoctoral Fellow — Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow
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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 is trained as a family sociologist and social demographer with a focus on migration, aging and health. Three questions guide her research. First, how do families shape decisions to migrate and how are they shaped by the migration process? Second, how do families and family relationships provide a context for aging over the life course? And third, how do family members influence one another’s health? Her work draws heavily on a “linked lives” approach by asking how events that occur in one family member’s life affect the lives of other family members. This research agenda addresses the multiple ways in which the family, an institution that accompanies individuals over their entire lives, affects social processes that are often limited to investigation at the individual level. Furthermore, this work sheds light on how differences within and between families contributes to social inequality.
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.