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Mollborn, Stefanie



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  • Stefanie Mollborn's research concentrates on mechanisms and theoretical explanations underlying demographic trends. Her first strand of multimethod research focuses on childbearing and its consequences for young people and their children, including teen parents and sexual minorities. The second strand analyzes inequalities in early childhood development and health. Mollborn's newest funded project investigates health lifestyles and technology use among young people from birth through the transition to adulthood.


  • Health, stratification, life course, social psychology, childhood and adolescence, fertility, families


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courses taught

  • SOCY 3201 - Sociological Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces students to the logics and methods of sociological research. This requirement for majors teaches ways to answer sociological questions by collecting and analyzing different types of data. Students are trained in research ethics and learn how to collect their own data and conduct original sociological research. Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data are included.
  • SOCY 4052 - Social Inequalities in Health
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on social inequalities in health in both U.S. and international contexts. Reviews the link between health status and various types of social statuses, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, gender, race and ethnicity. Explanations for the relationships between these factors and various health outcomes are discussed. Focuses on multiple levels of analysis, from the physician-patient interactions to health care systems and social policies. Students have the opportunity to develop their own specific research interests in this field.
  • SOCY 6821 - Graduate Sociology Forum 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces first-year graduate students to the full range of substantive topics, research programs, and other projects in which graduate sociology faculty are engaged. Provides a forum in which issues of the discipline are presented and discussed. Features weekly presentations by graduate sociology faculty.
  • SOCY 6851 - Interdisciplinary Social Science Professional Socialization
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Trains graduate students and provides professional socialization in interdisciplinary social science research. Open to all interested students, with programming provided by the Institute of Behavioral Science. Sessions include IBS-housed colloquia and workshops in professional socialization, technological tools, interdisciplinary research, ethics, grant writing, etc. Students workshop and submit a research paper. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours. Same as PSYC 6831 and PSCI 6851.
  • SOCY 7002 - Social Disparities in Health
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Presents social disparities in health in their social context. Includes the sociology of health behavior; links between health status and social statuses including gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status; fundamental causes and other explanations for social disparities in health; environment and health; health insurance disparities; the physician-patient interaction and its consequences.
  • SOCY 7141 - Third-year Paper Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Guides graduate students through the creation of the required third-year paper and helps establish productive writing habits. Includes assigned readings, discussion, peer review, and specific tasks related to scholarly writing. Students will revise and defend the paper during the semester following the seminar. Department enforced prereqs., SOCY 5111 and SOCY 5201.


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