Tyson Brown

Tyson Brown

Assistant Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
263 Social Psychology Building, Box_90088, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5680


Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research. His research examines how and why racial/ethnic stratification and other axes of inequality combine to shape health and wealth across the life course. This research interest is expressed in three foci: 1) using multidimensional approaches to stratification to investigate the intersecting consequences of social factors on health and wealth, 2) examining whether inequality increases or decreases over the life course, and 3) determining the extent to which various structural and psychosocial mechanisms underlie within- and between-group inequalities in health.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2008

Brown, , and Hargrove, . "Multidimensional Approaches to Examining Gender and Racial/Ethnic Stratification in Health." Women, Gender, and Families of Color 1.2 (2013): 180-180. Full Text

Brown, TH, O'Rand, AM, and Adkins, DE. "Race-ethnicity and health trajectories: tests of three hypotheses across multiple groups and health outcomes." Journal of health and social behavior 53.3 (September 2012): 359-377. Full Text

Brown, T. "The Intersection and Accumulation of Racial and Gender Inequality: Black Women’s Wealth Trajectories." The Review of Black Political Economy 39.2 (June 2012): 239-258. Full Text

Warner, DF, and Brown, TH. "Understanding how race/ethnicity and gender define age-trajectories of disability: an intersectionality approach." Social science & medicine (1982) 72.8 (April 2011): 1236-1248. Full Text

Elder, GH, Wang, L, Spence, NJ, Adkins, DE, and Brown, TH. "Pathways to the All-Volunteer Military." Social Science Quarterly 91.2 (June 2010): 455-475. Full Text

Brown, TH, and Warner, DF. "Divergent pathways? Racial/ethnic differences in older women's labor force withdrawal." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences 63.3 (May 2008): S122-S134. Full Text

Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Pienta, AM, and Brown, TH. "Women of the 1950s and the "normative" life course: the implications of childlessness, fertility timing, and marital status for psychological well-being in late midlife." International journal of aging & human development 64.4 (January 2007): 299-330. Full Text