RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Social Inequality; Family Demography; Population Health; Incarceration and Punishment; Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage; Child Wellbeing
Kristin Turney is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Michigan from 2009 to 2011.
Broadly, her research investigates intragenerational and intergenerational social inequalities in health and wellbeing. Current projects examine the collateral consequences of mass imprisonment for family life, the heterogeneous association between nonmarital romantic relationships and health in early adulthood, and the causes and consequences of childhood health inequalities.