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

A Patient-Centered Approach for Addressing Access to Care to Improve Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2021

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

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, S. M., and B. Bartlett. Bayesian Statistics in Sociology: Past, Present, and Future. Vol. 45, 2019, pp. 47–68. Scopus, doi:10.1146/annurev-soc-073018-022457. Full Text

Lynch, Scott M. Using Statistics in Social Research. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.

Lynch, S. M. Using statistics in social research: A concise approach. 2013, pp. 1–229. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8573-5. Full Text

Lynch, Scott M. Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists. Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.

Lynch, S. M., and M. G. Taylor. “Trajectory Models for Aging Research.” Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition, 2016, pp. 23–51. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-417235-7.00002-0. Full Text

Lynch, S. M. “Bayesian Theory, History, Applications, and Contemporary Directions.” International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, 2015, pp. 378–82. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.43013-8. Full Text

Brown, J. S., and S. M. Lynch. “A demographer’s view: Population structures tell a story about lifecourses.” Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective: Critical and International Approaches, 2015, pp. 13–27.

Lynch, S. M., and H. Kugelmass. “Types of stressors.” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Behavior, and Society, edited by W. C. Cockerham et al., Blackwell, 2014.

Lynch, S. M., and J. S. Brown. “Stratification and inequality over the life course.” Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 2011, pp. 105–17. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-380880-6.00008-3. Full Text

Lynch, S. M., and J. S. Brown. “Demographic Approaches and Their Potential Applications in Third Age Research.” Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps, edited by D. C. Carr and K. Komp, Springer, 2011, pp. 89–106.

Lynch, S. M. “How Many Lags of X?.” Taxing the Poor:  Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged, edited by K. Newman and R. O’Brien, University of California Press, 2011, pp. 163–74.

Lynch, S. M., et al. “The Demography of Disability.” International Handbook of Population Aging, edited by P. Uhlenberg, Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp. 567–82.

Lynch, S. M., and J. Scott Brown. “Race, Ethnicity, and Aging.” Encyclopedia of Health and Aging, edited by K. Markides, Sage, 2007, pp. 204–08.

Lynch, S. M. “Bayesian Statistics.” Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, 2004, pp. 135–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B0-12-369398-5/00156-0. Full Text


Taylor, Miles G., et al. “Race Differences in ADL Disability Decline 1984-2004: Evidence From the National Long-Term Care Survey..” Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 30, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 167–89. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0898264316673178. Full Text

Dupre, Matthew E., et al. “Access to routine care and risks for 30-day readmission in patients with cardiovascular disease..” Am Heart J, vol. 196, Feb. 2018, pp. 9–17. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2017.10.001. Full Text

Berchick, Edward R., and Scott M. Lynch. “Regional Variation in the Predictive Validity of Self-Rated Health for Mortality..” Ssm  Population Health, vol. 3, Dec. 2017, pp. 275–82. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.01.010. Full Text

Dupre, Matthew E., et al. “Socioeconomic, Psychosocial and Behavioral Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized With Cardiovascular Disease..” Am J Med Sci, vol. 354, no. 6, Dec. 2017, pp. 565–72. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.amjms.2017.07.011. Full Text

Bardo, Anthony R., et al. “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, vol. 8, no. 3, Apr. 2017, pp. 341–50. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1948550616673874. Full Text

Lynch, Scott M. “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, vol. 70, no. 5, Sept. 2015, pp. 753–56. Epmc, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbv001. Full Text

Vasunilashorn, Sarinnapha, et al. “Exposure to stressors and trajectories of perceived stress among older adults..” The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 70, no. 2, Mar. 2015, pp. 329–37. Epmc, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu065. Full Text

Olson, William H., et al. “Economic outcomes with prasugrel versus clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome patients: observations from prasugrel users and matched clopidogrel users..” Journal of Medical Economics, vol. 18, no. 12, Jan. 2015, pp. 1074–84. Epmc, doi:10.3111/13696998.2015.1076429. Full Text

Olson, W. H., et al. “Prasugrel vs. clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome patients treated with prasugrel..” Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, vol. 39, no. 6, Dec. 2014, pp. 663–72. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpt.12209. Full Text

Steele, L. G., and S. M. Lynch. “The Pursuit of Happiness in China: Individualism, Collectivism, and Subjective Well-Being During China's Economic and Social Transformation.” Social Indicators Research, vol. 114, no. 2, Nov. 2013, pp. 441–51. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11205-012-0154-1. Full Text


Kaye, S. M., et al. “Energy confinement scaling in the low aspect ratio National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX).” Nuclear Fusion, vol. 46, no. 10, 2006, pp. 848–57. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0029-5515/46/10/002. Full Text

Kaye, S. M., et al. “The role of aspect ratio and beta in H-mode confinement scalings.” Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, vol. 48, no. 5 A, 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0741-3335/48/5A/S44. Full Text