Director, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Hayward researches the influence of socioeconomic achievement on the health of older Americans. His current studies examine: early life influences on socioeconomic and race disparities in adult morbidity and mortality; the demography of race/ethnic disparities in life expectancy; and the health consequences of marriage, divorce and widowhood.
He is the author of several books and journal articles about health as a determinant of racial inequality in retirement; the connection between childhood health and adult morbidity; and the socioeconomic origins of the race gap in chronic disease morbidity.
Dr. Hayward has extensive media experience and has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Forbes and ABC World News Tonight.
Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography; Aging; Life Expectancy; Health; Marriage; Divorce; Widowhood; Socioeconomic, Racial and Ethnic disparities in health
Associate Editor: (1994-present) Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences; (1995-present) Research on Aging; Founding Member, Board, Brookdale Institute on Aging
The Demography of Healthy Life Expectancy, Handbook of Population (2005 Kluwer Academic Press); The Landscape of Health Disparities among Older Adults, Public Policy and Aging Report 13:1-7 (2003)