Kathleen Cagney

Associate Professor, Sociology; Health Studies Director, Population Research Center, NORC; Executive Committee Member, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Professor Cagney's work examines social inequality and its relationship to health
with a focus on neighborhood, race, and aging and the life course.  She
has developed a series of papers on neighborhood social capital and its
relationship to outcomes such as self-rated health, asthma prevalence,
physical activity, and mortality during the 1995 Chicago heat wave.  She
also focuses on the validity of such measures and the development of new
neighborhood-based metrics that reflect the perceptions and experiences
of older residents.  Currently she works on two Chicago-based studies of
neighborhood context and older adult health, and is examining the role
of the social and physical environment in older adult well-being with
the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project.

Research Interests

Health and MedicinePopulationUrban Sociology, Aging and the Life Course