Scott Michael Lynch

Scott Michael Lynch

Professor in the Department of Sociology

External Address: 
258 Soc/Psych Bldg, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

Understanding US Regional Health & Mortality Disparities: A Life Course Approach awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2018

Social, Medical and Economic Demography of Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2017

Lynch, SM. Using Statistics in Social Research. Springer Science & Business Media, September 7, 2013.

Lynch, SM. Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists. Springer Science & Business Media, June 30, 2007.

Lynch, SM, and Taylor, MG. "Trajectory Models for Aging Research." Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition. September 8, 2015. 23-51. Full Text

Lynch, SM. "Bayesian Theory, History, Applications, and Contemporary Directions." International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. March 26, 2015. 378-382. Full Text

Brown, JS, and Lynch, SM. "A demographer’s view: Population structures tell a story about lifecourses." Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective: Critical and International Approaches. January 1, 2015. 13-27.

Lynch, SM, and Kugelmass, H. "Types of stressors." the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Behavior, and Society. Ed. WC Cockerham, R Dingwall, and S Quah. Blackwell, 2014. (Chapter)

Lynch, SM, and Brown, JS. "Stratification and inequality over the life course." Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. December 1, 2011. 105-117. Full Text

Lynch, SM, and Brown, JS. "Demographic Approaches and Their Potential Applications in Third Age Research." Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps. Ed. DC Carr and K Komp. Springer, 2011. 89-106. (Chapter)

Lynch, SM. "How Many Lags of X?." Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged. Ed. K Newman and R O'Brien. University of California Press, 2011. 163-174. (Appendix)

Lynch, SM, Scott Brown, J, and Taylor, MG. "The Demography of Disability." International Handbook of Population Aging. Ed. P Uhlenberg. Springer-Verlag, 2009. 567-582. (Chapter)

Lynch, SM, and Scott Brown, J. "Race, Ethnicity, and Aging." Encyclopedia of Health and Aging. Ed. K Markides. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007. 204-208. (Chapter)

Lynch, SM. "Bayesian Statistics." Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. Ed. K Kempf-Leonard. Elsevier, Inc, 2005. 135-144. (Chapter)


Taylor, MG, Lynch, SM, and Ureña, S. "Race Differences in ADL Disability Decline 1984-2004: Evidence From the National Long-Term Care Survey." Journal of Aging and Health 30.2 (February 2018): 167-189. Full Text

Dupre, ME, Xu, H, Granger, BB, Lynch, SM, Nelson, A, Churchill, E, Willis, JM, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Access to routine care and risks for 30-day readmission in patients with cardiovascular disease." American Heart Journal 196 (February 2018): 9-17. Full Text

Berchick, ER, and Lynch, SM. "Regional Variation in the Predictive Validity of Self-Rated Health for Mortality." SSM - population health 3 (December 2017): 275-282. Full Text

Dupre, ME, Nelson, A, Lynch, SM, Granger, BB, Xu, H, Churchill, E, Willis, JM, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Socioeconomic, Psychosocial and Behavioral Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized With Cardiovascular Disease." The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 354.6 (December 2017): 565-572. Full Text

Bardo, AR, Lynch, SM, and Land, KC. "The Importance of the Baby Boom Cohort and the Great Recession in Understanding Age, Period, and Cohort Patterns in Happiness." Social Psychological and Personality Science 8.3 (April 2017): 341-350. Full Text

Lynch, SM. "Commentary on "Disability Trajectories at the End of Life: A Countdown Model" The Problems With Time-to-Death as a Predictor of Disability." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences 70.5 (September 2015): 753-756. Full Text

Vasunilashorn, S, Lynch, SM, Glei, DA, Weinstein, M, and Goldman, N. "Exposure to stressors and trajectories of perceived stress among older adults." The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 70.2 (March 2015): 329-337. Full Text

Olson, WH, Ma, Y-W, Crivera, C, Schein, J, Lefebvre, P, Laliberté, F, Dea, K, Germain, G, and Lynch, SM. "Economic outcomes with prasugrel versus clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome patients: observations from prasugrel users and matched clopidogrel users." Journal of Medical Economics 18.12 (January 2015): 1074-1084. Full Text

Olson, WH, Ma, Y-W, Laliberté, F, Lefebvre, P, Crivera, C, Schein, JR, Fields, LE, Dea, K, Germain, G, and Lynch, SM. "Prasugrel vs. clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome patients treated with prasugrel." Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 39.6 (December 2014): 663-672. Full Text


Kaye, SM, Bell, MG, Bell, RE, Fredrickson, ED, Leblanc, BP, Lee, KC, Lynch, S, and Sabbagh, SA. "Energy confinement scaling in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)." October 1, 2006. Full Text

Kaye, SM, Valovic, M, Chudnovskiy, A, Cordey, JG, McDonald, D, Meakins, A, Thomsen, K, Akers, R, Bracco, G, Brickley, C, Bush, C, Cote, A, DeBoo, JC, Greenwald, M, Hoang, GT, Hogweij, D, Imbeaux, F, Kamada, Y, Kardaun, OJWF, Kus, A, Lebedev, S, Leonov, V, Lynch, S, Martin, Y, Miura, Y, Ongena, J, Pacher, G, Petty, CC, Romanelli, M, Ryter, F, Shinohara, K, Snipes, J, Stober, J, Takizuka, T, Tsuzuki, K, and Urano, H. "The role of aspect ratio and beta in H-mode confinement scalings." May 1, 2006. Full Text