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Sociologist Mark Hayward Named to Prestigious National Advisory Committee

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posted: Wednesday July 20, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas - Mark Hayward, professor of sociology and director of the Population Research Center, has been named to the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars, a program dedicated to enhancing and broadening cross-disciplinary research in health and healthcare for Americans.

Hayward joins a group of distinguished representatives from higher education, government agencies and public policy. He will take part in the application review and selection of finalists for the program’s tenth cohort of scholars this fall.

A leading scholar in the field of health and aging, Hayward’s research interests include life course influences on adult mortality, social inequalities in the biomarkers of aging, and the health consequences of marriage, divorce and widowhood.

Hayward is currently the president of the Southern Demographic Association and chair-elect of the Aging and Life Course section of the American Sociological Association. He has served on the boards of the Population Association of America and the Society of Biodemography and Social Biology.

 Visit this website for a complete list of current and former National Advisory Committee members.

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