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512 475 9712

Mark D Hayward

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Director, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 471 8382

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)