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, family demography, and inequality. My work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) social stratification and health; 3) spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes.
I am also 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, Psychological Methods, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Social Indicators Research, Population Studies, Journal of Marriage and Family, and International Journal of Epidemiology.
My research has been reported by major media outlets in the United States and in China, such as CNN, the Boston Globe, The Economist, and ThePaper.cn (澎湃新闻).