J. Scott Brown, PhD

Scott Brown

Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Email: sbrow@MiamiOH.edu 
Phone: 513-529-8325 
Office: Upham Hall, 376

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PhD, Sociology, Duke University
MA, Sociology, Duke University
MS, Applied Sociology, Clemson University
BA, History & Sociology, Furman University

Research Interests

Life course and aging, with emphases on demographic assessment of mortality and morbidity, race and ethnicity, statistical methods, and the welfare state

Biographical Sketch

Dr. J. Scott Brown is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology and Research Fellow with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. His research interests are focused on wealth and health inequalities across the life course with particular emphasis on gender and race differences in physical and mental health. He has authored or co-authored over two dozen articles and book chapters across multiple research areas including mortality and disability, mental-health life course trajectories across age, variation in race and ethnic measurement and its social and health implications, and cross-national investigation of the initiation of and changes in welfare state policies. Additionally, he co-authored a book on Global Aging. Dr. Brown is currently finishing work on a National Institutes of Health funded multi-year research project investigating the life course effects of region of residence in early life on a variety of subjective and objective health outcomes in mid- and late-life. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Selected Publications

Hua, C., Bardo, A. R., & Brown, J. Scott. (forthcoming) Medical mistrust does not explain black-white differences in primary care and emergency department utilization: The importance of socialization during the Jim Crow era. Journal of the National Medical Association. 

Yamashita, T., Liu, D., Lopez, E. B., Stevens, J. & Brown, J. Scott. (2017). Public health perspectives on health literacy. Pp. 73-94 in Karen Kipera-Frye. Ed. Health Literacy Among Older Adults. New York: Springer. 

Bulanda, J. R., Brown, J. Scott, & Yamashita, T. (2016). Marital quality, marital dissolution, and mortality risk during the later life course. Social Science and Medicine. 165: 119-127. First published July 25, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.025.

Lippmann, S. & Brown, J. Scott. (2016). Unemployment, reemployment, and health insurance status among older worker in the flexible labor market. Sociological Inquiry. 86: 563-592. First published July 4, 2016, doi:10.11111/soin.12126.

Hitlin, S., Erickson, L., &  Brown, J. Scott. (2015). Agency and mental health: A transition to adulthood paradox. Society and Mental Health 5: 163-181. First published March 3, 2015, doi:10.1177/2156869315573632.

Brown, J. Scott & Lynch, S. M. (2015) A demographer's view: Population structures tell a story about life courses. Pp. 13-27 in Komp, K. & Johansson, S. (Eds.), Population ageing from lifecourse perspective: Critical and international approaches. Bristol: The Policy Press 

Kunkel, Suzanne R., Brown, J. S., and Whittington, F. J. (2014) Global aging: Comparative perspectives on aging and the life course. Springer Publishing Company: New York.