RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Social Stratification, Health, Social Policy, Statistics and Methods, Demography
Kate Strully, PhD., is an assistant professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, jointly appointed in the departments of Sociology and Epidemiology. Her research addresses the social determinants of racial-ethnic and class health disparities. Her work has addressed a range of topics including the health consequences of involuntary job loss, effects of anti-poverty policies on infant and child health, and social network determinants of cardiovascular health behaviors. Her current work investigates how patterns of school and neighborhood segregation contribute to racial-ethnic disparities in sexually transmitted disease within the United States. Dr. Strully received her PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2005. From 2005-2007, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Strully’s is an author of The Starting Gate: Health and Life Chances Across Generations (University of California Press, 2003). Her research has been featured in Demography, American Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Conley, D, Strully, KW and Bennett, NG. The Starting Gate: Health and Life Chances Across Generations. University of California Press, 2003