Distinguished Lecturer: Mark Hayward, Ph.D.
Presentation: Reimagining the Dynamic Association between Education and U.S. Adult Mortality in a Fast Changing Policy Environment
The 10th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors were held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on the NIH Campus, Wilson Hall (Building 1). Mark Hayward, Ph.D., is the 2017 NIH Matilda White Riley Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Hayward is the professor of sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, and director of the Population Health Initiative at the The University of Texas at Austin. His research integrates life course theory and statistical and demographic techniques to interrogate how factors from across the life course influence morbidity and mortality. Beyond extensive research on mortality, his work has examined a variety of aspects of health—including inflammation, cognitive impairment, disability, self-rated health and positive aspects of health including active life expectancy.