Scott Lynch
  • Scott Lynch

  • Professor in the Department of Sociology
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Duke University 2001
  • Awards and Honors

    • Leo Goodman Award. American Sociological Association Methodology Section., 2014
    • Elected Fellow. Gerontological Society of America., 2008
    • Dissertation Award for Paper. Gerontological Society of America., 2001
    • Glaxo-Wellcome Long Term Care Research Award. Glaxo-Wellcome., 1999
    • Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award. Duke University Department of Sociology., 1999
    • Acceptance into ICPSR workshop on the Study of Aging: Use of Multiple Surveys. Sponsored by NACDA and NIA., 1998
    • Glaxo-Wellcome Long Term Care Research Award. Glaxo-Wellcome., 1997
    • NIA Pre-doctoral fellowship. NIA., 1995
  • Professional Activities

    • Service to the Profession
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2015
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2015
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2015
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR/WWS (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2015
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2015
      • Editorial Board. American Sociological Review. 2014
      • NIH P01 proposal reviewer. NIH. 2014
      • Study Section Member (Populations Sciences Committee). NIH. 2014
      • Editorial Board. Social Forces. 2014
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2014
      • Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral and Social Sciences Representative. GSA Information Technology Committee. 2013 - 2016
      • Cliff Clogg Award Committee member. Population Association of America. 2013 - 2016
      • Behavioral and Social Science Section Student Award Committee Member. Gerontological Society of America. 2013
      • R03/R21/R34/R01 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2013
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2013
      • Dissertation Committee (co-chair). Sociology, Princeton University. 2013
      • Dissertation Committee (co-chair). Sociology, Princeton University. 2013
      • Organizer. Methods and Models in Fertility Research. session at PAA (Population Association of America). 2013
      • Organizer, chair, and discussant. Statistical, Spatial, and Network Methods. session at PAA (Population Association of America). 2013
      • Editorial Board. Sociological Methodology. 2012
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2012
      • Discussant. Modeling Health and Disability. session at PAA (Population Association of America). 2012
      • Principle Investigator. "Understanding US Regional Health & mortality Disparities: A Life Course Approach. September 2011 - 2015
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2011
      • Dissertation Committee (chair). OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2011
      • Chair. Early Life Health and Later Life Outcomes. session at PAA (Population Association of America). 2011
      • R03/R21/R01 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2011
      • Chair. Longevity. session at GSA (Gerontological Society of America). 2011
      • Member. University Committee on Examinations and Standing. 2010 - 2013
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). Sociology, Princeton University. 2010
      • R03/R21/R01 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2010
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2010
      • Editorial Board. Demography. 2009 - 2011
      • Editorial Board. The Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2009 - 2011
      • Organizer and Chair. SALC session on Methodological Advances in Aging Research. ASA (American Sociological Association) meeting. 2009
      • R03/R21/R01 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2009
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2009
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2009
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2009
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2009
      • Dissertation Committee. WWS, Princeton Universtiy. 2009
      • Discussant. Population Processes and Cognition. session at NIH funded "Cognition and Aging". 2009
      • Dissertation Committee (co-chair). OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2008
      • Chair, Behavioral and Social Science Section Student Award Committee. GSA (Gerontological Society of America). 2008
      • Dissertation Committee. OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2008
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2008
      • Special Issue Guest Editor. Social Sciences. 2007 - 2008
      • R03/R21 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2007
      • Chair. session on Specific Chronic Conditions. REVES (International Network on Health Expectancy and the Disability Process). 2007
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). Sociology, Princeton University. 2007
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). Sociology, Princeton University. 2007
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). Sociology, Princeton University. 2007
      • Behavioral and Social Science Section Student Award Committee. GSA (Gerontological Society of America). 2006 - 2008
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Quantitative Methodology I. session at ASA (American Sociological Association) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer, chair, and discussant. Applications of Special Computational Methods. session at PAA (Population Association of America) meeting. 2006
      • Dissertation Committee (chair). Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Qualitative Methodology II. session at ASA (American Sociological Association) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Quantitative Methodology II. session at ASA (American Sociological Association) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Demography of Disability. session at PAA (Population Association of America) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. International Demography of Disability . session at PAA (Population Association of America) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Race Differentials in Aging . session at PAA (Population Association of America) meeting. 2006
      • Organizer and Chair. Statistical/Computational Techniques in Demography. session at PAA (Population Association of America) meeting. 2006
      • Chair. Geographic Variation in Active Life Expectancy. session at REVES (International Network on Health Expectancy and the Disability Process). 2006
      • Principle Investigator. "Explanations of Racial disparities in Active Life". National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. July 2005 - June 2008
      • Editorial Board. The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 2005 - 2008
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology and OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2005
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Duke University. 2005
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Princeton University. 2005
      • Dissertation Committee (examiner). OPR (Office of Population Research), Princeton University. 2005
      • Dissertation Committee. Sociology, Duke University. 2005
      • Chair. Research Methods & Issues. session at GSA (Gerontological Society of America) meeting. 2005
      • Session Chair. Social Environment and Adult Health in Developing Countries. PAA (Population Association of America) annual meeting. 2004
      • Co-Investigator (with Rachel T. Kimbro). "The Hispanic Paradox in Breastfeeding Behavior: The Role of Accultration". Centers for Migration and Development Summer Research Award, Princeton University. May 2003 - August 2003
      • Brown Prize Committee. Award for best senior thesis. 2003 - 2005
      • Computer Committee and OIT Liason. Dept. of Sociology, Princeton University. 2003 - 2005
      • Chair of Population and Aging Subcommittee. Program Committee. PAA (Population Association of America). 2003
      • Faculty Fellow and Academic Advisor. Wilson College. 2002 - 2007
      • Member. University Committee on Classrooms and Schedule. 2002 - 2005
      • Behavioral and Social Science Section Student Award Committee Member. GSA (Gerontological Society of America). 2002
      • Editorial Advisory Board. Demographic Research. 2002
      • PAA Program Committe, Member of Data & Methods and Health & Mortality Subcommittees. PAA (Population Association of America). 2002
      • Library Oversight Committee. Office of Population Research, Princeton Unviersity. 2001
      • Editoril Assistant. Demography. 1999 - 2000
      • Session Chair. Physical Disability, Religion, Positive Affect, Functional Ability, and Survival. annual GSA (Gerontological Society of America) meeting. 1999
    • Presentation
      • Mortality Selection and Its Benefits: Modeling Long-Term Cohort Survival Using Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. Institute for Population Research, Ohio State University. April 2014
      • Region of Socialization vs. Region of Current Residence and Mid-to-late Adulthood Health Outcomes in the US.. REVES. 2014
      • Mortality Selection and Its Benefits: Modeling Long-Term Cohort Survival Using Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. Duke University Department of Sociology. October 2013
      • Explaining the Effect of Current U.S. Region of Residence on Health Expectancies: The Role of Health Care Infrastructure. REVES. 2013
      • R03/R21/R01 Ad Hoc Study Section Reviewer. NIH. 2013
      • Regional Variation in Self-rated Health and Subjective Well-Being. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education. 2013
      • Regional Variation in Happy Life and Healthy Life Expectancies in the U.S.. REVES. 2013
      • African American Utilization of Healthcare by Region Socialized: A Life Course Perspective. GSA. 2013
      • Regional Variation in the Relationship between Self-Rated Health and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Age-Period-Cohort. GSA. 2013
      • Early Life Region of Residence vs. Current Residence and Later Life Health: Patterns and Preliminary Explanations. GSA. 2013
      • The Importance of Region of Birth and Early Life vs. Current Residence to Healthy Life Expectancy in the U.S.: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. REVES. 2013
      • Applied Bayesian Statistics. Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, NYU School of Nursing. November 2012
      • Selective Mortality in Life Course Research: Consequences, Usefulness, and Solutions. Population Research Center, NORC, University of Chicago. November 2012
      • Cognitive Function, Education, and Earning Potential. 12th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer. June 2012
      • Example of Applied Bayesian Statistics: Estimating the Effect of Covariates on Survival in Cross-Sectional Data. Annual Social Science Methodology Conference. Penn State University. May 2012
      • Application of Bayesian Statistics in Social Science. CSU-LB. March 2012
      • Trajectories of Perceived Stress and Exposure to Stressors Among Older Adults. Presented at GSA. 2012
      • Estimating the Influence of Fixed Covariates on Long-Term Survival Using Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. Presented at PAA. 2012
      • Missing Data: Emergent Issues in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 2001-2010. Presented at GSA. 2012
      • Selective Mortality in Life Course Research. 2011 Nam Lecture . College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. March 2011
      • The Application of Bayesian Statistics in Social Science. Maxwell School. February 2011
      • Estimating and Employing Survival Weights for Life Course Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. Presented at GSA. 2011
      • Regional Variation in the Effect of Race on Depression: Residence in Early Life vs. Current Residence. Presented at GSA. 2011
      • Role of SES in Producing Sex Differences in HLE in the US, 1972+. Presented at REVES. 2011
      • The Importance of Region of Birth and Early Life vs. Current Residence t Health and Mortality. Presented at PAA. 2011
      • Black-White Difference in Health and Mortality Since the Civil Rights Movement: The Role of Socioeconomic Status. Department of Policy Analysis and Management. November 2010
      • Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics. ICPSR. June 2010
      • Black-White Differences in Health and Mortality Since the Civil Rights Movement: The Role of Socioeconomic Status. 2010 P.K. Whelpton Lecture. Scripps Gerontology Center. April 2010
      • Life Table Methods. Upper Midwest Training Conference Series in Population Studies. January 2010
      • Happy Life and Healthy Life in the US. Department of Sociology, New York University. January 2010
      • The Use of Simulation in Demography. Upper Midwest Training Conference Series in Population Studies. University of Minnesota. January 2010
      • Inequality in the Third Age. Presented at GSA. 2010
      • Immigrant and Domestic Minorities’ Racial Identities and College Performance. Presented at PAA. 2010
      • Selective Survival: Consequences and Solutions in Demographic Research. Presented at PAA. 2010
      • Selective Mortality and Life Course Research: Consequences and Solutions. Presented at GSA. 2010
      • Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics. ICPSR Seminar. June 2009
      • Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation. April 2009
      • Happy Life and Healthy Life in the US. Department of Sociology, Brown University. March 2009
      • Happy Life and Healthy Life in the US. Duke University Population Research Center. March 2009
      • Happy and Healthy Life Expectancy. Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. February 2009
      • Use of Bayesian Multistate and Sullivan Life Table Methods Software. Presented at REVES. 2009
      • Depressive Symptom Trajectories after an Unexplained Loss in Later Life: The Role of Locus of Control. Presented at PAA. 2009
      • Handling Sampling Design in Bayesian Multistate Life Table Estimation. Presented at PAA. 2009
      • Health and Quality of Life: Investigating Years to be Lived Healthy and Satisfied with Life. Presented at GSA. 2009
      • US Population Aging and Its Consequences to Health Care. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009
      • Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics. ICPSR Seminar. June 2008
      • The Changing Role of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining Black-White Disparities in Healthy Life Over the Last Three Decades. Department of Sociology, Columbia University. February 2008
      • Cohort Change in the Relationship between Education and Health: Human Capital vs. Credentials in Life Course Perspective. Department of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill. January 2008
      • Applied Bayesian Statistics. Odum Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill. January 2008
      • Growth Curve Modeling and Disentangling Age and Cohort Patterns. Presented at ASA. 2008
      • Happy Life and Healthy Life and the Compression of Morbidity Reconceptualized. Presented at GSA. 2008
      • Subjective Health and Income Since 1972. Presented at PAA. 2008
      • The Changing Role of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining Black-White Disparities in Healthy Life. Presented at PAA. 2008
      • Growth Curve Modeling. RWJ Society of Scholars Program. December 2007
      • The Changing Role of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining Black-White Disparities in Healthy Life Over the Last Three Decades. California Center for Population Research. November 2007
      • The Changing Role of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining Black-White Disparities in Healthy Life Over the Last Three Decades. CUNY Institute for Demographic Research. October 2007
      • Growth Curve Modeling. Princeton University. June 2007
      • Change in the Relationship Between Education and Health. Center for Inequality and the Life Course, Yale University. May 2007
      • The Changing Role of SES in Explaining Black-White Disparities in Healthy Life Across Time Since the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University. April 2007
      • Including Covariates and Constructing Interval Estimates of Multistate Life Table Quantities Using Cross-Sectional Data: An Alternative to Sullivan’s Method. Presented at PAA. 2007
      • Multistate Life Table Distribution for Highly Refined Subpopulations from Cross-Sectional Data: A Bayesian Alternative to Sullivan’s Method. Presented at JSM. 2007
      • Estimating Program Participation Expectancies by ADL: A Policy Application of Active Life Expectancy Methods. Presented at REVES. 2007
      • An Alternative to Sullivan’s Method for Estimating Multistate Life Table Quantities from Cross-Sectional Data. Presented at GSA. 2007
      • Regional Variation in Healthy Life Expectancy in the US: Patterns and Explanations. Presented at REVES. 2007
      • Multistate Life Tables with Covariates from Cross-Sectional Data: A Bayesian Alternative to Sullivan's Method. Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. December 2006
      • Cohort Change in the Relationship between Education and Health: Human Capital vs. Credentials in Life Course Perspective. Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. June 2006
      • Racial Differences in Reporting Assistive Use in the United States: The Effects of Question Order. Presented at REVES. 2006
      • Sullivan’s Method with Covariates: A Bayesian Approach for Obtaining Interval Estimates of Healthy Life for Specific Subpopulations.. Presented at REVES. 2006
      • Differences in Death and Recovery Probabilities by Specific IADL Limitations. Presented at GSA. 2006
      • The changing Role of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining Back-White Disparities in Healthy Life Expectancy Across Time Since the Civil Rights Movement. Presented at GSA. 2006
      • Bayesian Statistics. 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. 2006
      • Examining Patters in Divorced Life Expectancy by Race: An Application of a Bayesian Approach to Sullivan’s Method. Presented at PAA. 2006
      • Social Change in the Relationship between Education and Health: Human Capital vs. Credentials in Life Course Perspective. Department of Sociology, Penn State University. November 2005
      • A Bayesian Approach to Multistate Life Tables for Use in Social Epidemiology. The Department of Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers University. November 2005
      • Structural Equation Modeling. Duke University. July 2005
      • Black-White Differences in Active Life Expectancy in the United States and the Explanatory Role of SES: Illustrations of a Bayesian Approach to Assessing the Importance of Intervening Variables in Multistate Life Tables. Presented at REVES. 2005
      • Active Life Expectancy by Region of Birth and Region of Current Reseidence. Presented at GSA. 2005
      • The Theory of and Methods Behind ADL Hierarchy: A Meta-Analysis. Presented at GSA. 2005
      • How Does Use of Special Equipment Affect the Black-White Gap in Active Life Expectancy?. Presented at PAA. 2005
      • Status-Based Estimates of Active Life Expectancy by type of Initial Limitation. Presented at PAA. 2005
      • Structural Equation Modeling. Duke University. June 2004
      • Disability in Later Life: Exploring Patterns of Limitations Across Age. Presented at PAA. 2004
      • Refining the Measurement of Women’s Autonomy: The Case of rural India. Presented at PAA. 2004
      • Education and Active Life Expectancy: Years of Schooling versus Credentials. Presented at REVES. 2004
      • Population and Status Based Active Life Expectancy Estimates by single ADL Patterns. Presented at REVES. 2004
      • Patterns of Disability Across Time: Differences in Death and Recovery Chances by Specific ADL. Presented at GSA. 2004
      • Socioeconomic Status, Recovery from Disability, and Mortality: Education and the Outcomes of Distinct Patterns of Limitation. Presented at GSA. 2004
      • Double Jeopardy and Related Hypothesis: Racial Differences in Cause-Specific versus Overall Mortality. Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. March 2003
      • Socioeconomic Differences in US Active Life Expectancy: Application of a Bayesian Approach to Estimating Multistate Life Tables Using Multiple Waves of Data. Presented at REVES. 2003
      • Race Differences in Causes of Death: Double Jeopardy for Blacks, but for Which Causes?. Presented at PAA. 2003
      • Trajectories of Physical Disability and Distress: The Longitudinal Effects of Social Support. Presented at PAA. 2003
      • Racial Differences in Mortality by Cause of Death: the Mortality Crossover across Highly Selective and Less Selective Causes. Presented at GSA. 2003
      • Years of Education versus Credentials in Predicting Health: A Cohort Perspective. Presented at GSA. 2003
      • The Acculturation Hypothesis and the Hispanic Paradox: Breastfeeding in the Fragile Families Sample. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association. 2003
      • A Bayesian Approach to Estimating Multistate Life Tables with Covariates. Conference: Progress in Estimating Active Life Expectancy. National Center for Health Statistics. October 9, 2002
      • Bayesian Estimation of Life Tables. Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. August 2002
      • Cohort and Life Course Patterns in the Education-Health Relationship. Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. August 2002
      • Structural Equation Modeling with Fragile Families Data, Parts I and II. Office of Population Research, Princeton Universtiy. July 2002
      • Structural Equation Modeling with Fragile Families Data, Parts I and II. Office of Population Research, Princeton University. June 2002
      • Cohort and Life course Patterns in the Education-Health Relationship: A Hierarchical Approach. Presented at PAA. 2002
      • Disability Question Formats and Active Life Expectancy Estimates: A Comparison of Two Major National Surveys. Presented at PAA. 2002
      • Explaining Temporal Variation in the Relationship Between Education and Health. Presented at GSA. 2002
      • Socioeconomic Status and Active Life Expectancy: Are the Differences that Dramatic?. Presented at GSA. 2002
      • A Bayesian Approach to Estimating Single Decrement, Multiple Decrement, and Increment-Decrement (Multistate) Life Tables: Inclusion of Covariates and Construction of Empirical Confidence Intervals for Life Expectancies. Presented at the annual meeting of the methodology section of ASA. 2002
      • Education and Life Course Health Trajectories. Notestein Seminar. Office of Population Research, Princeton Universtiy. November 2001
      • Effect of Measurement of Disability on Active Life Expectancy Estimates: Does Measurement Matter?. Presented at GSA. 2001
      • The Effect of Population Age Structures on Interest Rates and Stock Market Returns. Presented at GSA. 2001
      • Demography’s Success and Its Future: The Role of Data and Methods. Presented at the NIA Conference on Demography and Epidemiology: Frontiers in Health and Aging. 2001
      • A Bayesian Approach to Computing Confidence Intervals for Multistate Life Table Estimates. Presented at PAA. 2001
      • Mortality Selection and the Life-Course Pattern of the Education-Health Relationship. Presented at GSA. 2001
      • Who Goes, Who Stays: An Assessment of the Effect of a Freshman Mentoring and Unit Registration Program on College Persistence. Presented at the 40th annual AIR Forum. 2000
      • Black-White Differences in Mortality Deceleration and Compression and the Mortality Crossover Reconsidered. Presented at PAA. 2000
      • Cross-National Differences in the Deceleration and Compression of Mortality. Presented at PAA. 2000
      • The Effects of a Program to Strengthen Social Support on College Persistence. Presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. 2000
      • Comparing Life Expectancy Estimates across Demographic Subpopulations: A Bayesian Approach to Hypothesis Tests. Presented at GSA. 2000
      • Does Demography Determine the Dow's Density?. Presented at GSA. 2000
      • Does Demography Determine the Dow’s Destiny?. Presented at GSA. 2000
      • Declining Disability Time Before Death Across Cohorts: Evidence for the Compression of Morbidity. Presented at PAA. 1999
      • Trends in Private Pension Income Inequality between Women and Men, 1976-1995. Presented at PAA. 1999
      • Assessing Cohort Change in Disability Time Before Death: Results from Bayesian Regression Models for Censored Data. Presented at GSA. 1999
      • Boom or Bust? The Macroeconomic Impact of the Baby Boom Generation. Presented at GSA. 1999
      • Modeling Death Rates with an Arctangent Curve: A Method for Examining Compression of Mortality and the Deceleration in Old-Age Mortality. Presented at GSA. 1999
      • Macro Level Determinants of Elder Abuse: An Investigation of County Level Predictors of Abuse Rates. Presented at PAA. 1998
      • Trajectories of Loss-Related Events, Depression and Self-Rated Health Among the Aged. Presented at GSA. 1998
      • Quantifying Old: An Examination of the Age at Which Men and Women Become Old. Presented at GSA. 1997
      • Aging Anxiety and the Midlife Crisis Revisited. Presented at GSA. 1996
      • Rave Culture: The Commodification of a Counterculture. Presented at the University of Arkansas Graduate Student Conference. 1995
      • Fictitious Capital, Postmodernity, and ideology: A Post-Marxist Examination of the Movie Wall Street. Presented at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association. 1994
  • Selected Publications

  • Selected Grants

    • Behavioral and Physiology in Aging 2015 - 2020
    • Understanding US Regional Health & Mortality Disparities: A Life Course Approach 2011 - 2017
    • Social, Medical and Economic Demography of Aging 1997 - 2016
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