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Department of Sociology


2016 Debra Umberson

The 2016 Bruce Mayhew Lecture entitled: “Grow Old Along With Me: Gender, Same-Sex Marriage, and Health” was delivered by Dr. Debra Umberson Debra Umberson is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Umberson's research focuses on social factors that influence population health with a particular emphasis on aging and life course change, marital and family ties, and gender and racial variation in health disparities. Her current research, supported by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research Award and the National Institute on Aging, examines how marital relationships affect health-related behavior and health care, and how those processes vary across gay, lesbian, and heterosexual unions. The lecture was held on March 17th in the Gressette Room of Harper College at 4:00pm