Emma Zang, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Yale University, USA
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I joined the Department of Sociology at Yale University as an Assistant Professor in July 2019. I received my PhD in Public Policy in 2019 and MA in Economics in 2017, both from Duke University.
As a demographer, my research interests lie at the intersection of health and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. My work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) the cohort patterns of fertility and mortality; 3) the impact of public policies on household members’ health outcomes; 4) social stratification and health.
I am also a quantitative methodologist. I am particularly interested in developing and evaluating methods to model trajectories and life transitions in order to better understand how demographic and socioeconomic inequalities shape the health and well-being of individuals from life course perspectives. My ongoing work explores 1) Bayesian approaches to modeling group-based trajectories, incorporating Bayesian Model Averaging techniques; 2) Bayesian approaches to making multi-state life tables using high-dimensional survey data; 3) evaluations of Age-Period-Cohort (APC) models. My work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Social Science & Medicine, Sociological Science, Social Indicators Research, Population Studies, and International Journal of Epidemiology.