Assistant Professor of Sociology
263 Social Psychology Building, Box_90088, Durham, NC 27708
- Phone: (919) 660-5680
Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology and the co-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 differences in health.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2008
Service to the Profession
- Council Member, ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course. 2017 - 2020
- Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly. 2017 - 2020
- Associate Editor, Ethnicity & Health. 2015 - 2018
- Editorial Board, Social Forces. 2014 - 2017
- Harvard University. 2016
- National Academies of Science. 2016
- National Institute on Aging. 2016
- University of California at Los Angeles. 2016
- University of Southern California. 2016
- Pennsylvania State University. 2015
- Texas A&M University. 2015
- Princeton University. 2014
- University of Nebraska. 2014
- Washington University. 2012
- University of Pennsylvania. 2011
- Richardson, LJ, & Brown, TH. (2016, December). (En)gendering racial disparities in health trajectories: A life course and intersectional analysis. SSM - Population Health, 2, 425-435.
- Gu, D, Zhu, H, Brown, T, Hoenig, H, & Zeng, Y. (2016, June). Tourism Experiences and Self-Rated Health Among Older Adults in China. Journal of aging and health, 28 (4), 675-703.
- Brown, TH, Richardson, LJ, Hargrove, TW, & Thomas, CS. (2016, June). Using Multiple-hierarchy Stratification and Life Course Approaches to Understand Health Inequalities: The Intersecting Consequences of Race, Gender, SES, and Age. Journal of health and social behavior, 57 (2), 200-222.
- Turner, RJ, Thomas, CS, & Brown, TH. (2016, May). Childhood adversity and adult health: Evaluating intervening mechanisms. Social Science & Medicine, 156, 114-124.
- Brown, TH. (2016, March). Diverging Fortunes: Racial/Ethnic Inequality in Wealth Trajectories in Middle and Late Life. Race and Social Problems, 8 (1), 29-41.
- Hargrove, TW, & Brown, TH. (2015, August 5). A Life Course Approach to Inequality: Examining Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between Early Life Socioeconomic Conditions and Health in Later Life Among Men. Ethnicity & Disease, 25 (3), 313-313.
- Adkins, DE, Clark, SL, Copeland, WE, Kennedy, M, Conway, K, Angold, A, Maes, H, Liu, Y, Kumar, G, Erkanli, A, Patkar, AA, Silberg, J, Brown, TH, Fergusson, DM, Horwood, LJ, Eaves, L, Van Den Oord, EJCG, Sullivan, PF, & Costello, EJ. (2015, January 1). Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Alcohol Consumption Across Youth and Early Adulthood. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18 (4), 335-347.
- Brown, TH, Hargrove, TW, & Griffith, DM. (2015, January 1). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Men's Health: Examining Psychosocial Mechanisms. Family and Community Health, 38 (4), 307-318.
- Brown, TH, & Hargrove, TW. (2013, September 30). Multidimensional Approaches to Examining Gender and Racial/Ethnic Stratification in Health. Women, Gender, and Families of Color, 1 (2), 180-206.
- Brown, TH, O'Rand, AM, & Adkins, DE. (2012, September). Race-ethnicity and health trajectories: tests of three hypotheses across multiple groups and health outcomes. J Health Soc Behav, 53 (3), 359-377.
- Brown, T. (2012, June). The Intersection and Accumulation of Racial and Gender Inequality: Black Women’s Wealth Trajectories. The Review of Black Political Economy, 39 (2), 239-258.
- Warner, DF, & Brown, TH. (2011, April). Understanding how race/ethnicity and gender define age-trajectories of disability: an intersectionality approach. Social science & medicine (1982), 72 (8), 1236-1248.
- Elder, GH, Wang, L, Spence, NJ, Adkins, DE, & Brown, TH. (2010, June). Pathways to the All-Volunteer Military. Social Science Quarterly, 91 (2), 455-475.
- Brown, TH, & Warner, DF. (2008, May). 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), S122-S134.
- Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Pienta, AM, & Brown, TH. (2007, January). 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), 299-330.
- Longevity and Stress in African American Families 2016 - 2021