Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director
Sociology Department

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center, Suite 420-U

Spring 2019 Office Hours:  Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm

Teaching/Expertise Areas: Health, Demography, and Quantitative Methods

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, Harvard University, 2013-2015
Ph.D., Sociology & Demography, Pennsylvania State University, 2008-2013 

Dr. Lippert is a sociologist and demographer whose research is centered on three aims: (1) understanding the role that contexts (e.g., schools, neighborhoods) play in shaping human health and health behaviors; (2) examining the joint contributions of poverty, work, and family circumstances to health and family well-being; and (3) exploring how families manage risk to protect parental and child health.  He completed his PhD at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and post-doctoral training at Harvard University through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program (2013-15).  He enjoys working with students who share his interests and welcomes the chance to discuss student-led projects related to health, demography, and quantitative methods.

  • Active grants: "Food Insecurity among Urban Homeless and Precariously Housed Children and Families." NICHD R03HD087625. Co-I (Barrett A. Lee PI).  $170,000.
  • Training and teaching interests in the following: Medical sociology, health disparities, social demography, demographic techniques, spatial analysis, survival analysis and panel data modeling, multilevel modeling, data management and introductory statistics
  • Programming: RStudio, Stata

Selected Publications

Lippert, Adam M. and Sarah Damaske. Forthcoming. “Finding Jobs, Forming Families, and Stressing Out? Work, Family, and Stress among Young Adult Women in the US” Social Forces.  

Lippert, Adam M., Margaret Gough (equal authorship), and Molly A. Martin. Forthcoming. "The Role of Time-Use Behaviors in the Risk of Obesity among Low-Income Mothers" Women’s Health Issues.

Lippert, Adam M. 2018. "Association between school-level prevalence of electronic cigarette use and student-level use behaviors, pre-use intentions, and risk perceptions: Evidence from the 2014 U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey," Nicotine & Tobacco Research 5;20(2):231-238 (online first 2016).

Bostean, Georgiana, Luis Sanchez, and Adam M. Lippert. 2018. "Sociodemographic disparities in e-cigarette retail environment: Vape stores and census tract characertistics in Orange County, CA," Health & Place 50:65-72.

Martin, Molly A., Adam M. Lippert, Kelly Chandler, and Megan Lemmon. 2018. "Home alone: Parents’ work hours, availability and adolescents’ weight-related behaviors," Social Science & Medicine 4:291-300.

Lippert, Adam M., Clare Rosenfeld, Fahad Razak, and S.V. Subramanian. 2017. "Association between continuity and change in early neighborhood poverty and adult cardiometabolic biomarkers in the US:  Results from the 1995-2008 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health," American Journal of Epidemiology 185(9).

*Yu, Edward and Adam M. Lippert. 2017. "Race/ethnicity modifies the association between school prevalence of e-cigarette use and student-level use: Results from the 2014 US National Youth Tobacco Survey," Health & Place 46(*Student coauthor)

Lippert, Adam M. 2016. "Stuck in unhealthy places: How entering, exiting, and remaining in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity during the transition to adulthood," Journal of Health & Social Behavior 57(1). 

Lippert, Adam M. 2016. "Temporal changes in the sociodemographic correlates of U.S. adolescent electronic cigarette use and role in tobacco cessation, 2011-2013," Health Education & Behavior 44(2).

Lippert, Adam M. and Daniel Corsi (equal authorship). 2016. "An examination of the shift in school-level clustering of US adolescent e-cigarette use and its multilevel correlates, 2011-2013," Health & Place 38:30-38.

Riina, Elizabeth M., Adam M. Lippert, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2016. "The roles of social support and residential stability for the quality of parent-child relationships among ethnically diverse urban families," Journal of Marriage and Family 78(4).

*Yu, Edward and Adam M. Lippert. 2016. "Neighborhood crime rate, physical activity, and obesity: A systematic review of the literature," Sociology Compass. (*Student coauthor)

Lippert, Adam M. and Barrett A. Lee.  2015. "Stress, coping, and mental health differences among homeless people," Sociological Inquiry 85: 343-374.   

Lippert, Adam M. 2015. "Do adolescent smokers use e-cigarettes to help them quit? The sociodemographic correlates and cessation motivations of US adolescent e-cigarette use," American Journal of Health Promotion 29:374-9.

Rosenfeld Evans, Clare, Adam M. Lippert, and S.V. Subramanian. 2015. "The persistent clustering of adult body mass index by school attended in adolescence," Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Published online first: July 29, 2015.

Frisco, Michelle, Jason N. Houle, and Adam M. Lippert. 2013. "Female weight gain during the transition to adulthood and early adult depressive symptoms," American Journal of Epidemiology 178:22-30.

Frisco, Michelle L., Margaret M. Weden, Adam M. Lippert, and Kristin D. Burnett. 2012. "The multidimensional relationship between early adult body weight and women’s childbearing experiences," Social Science & Medicine 74:1703-1711.

Martin, Molly A. and Adam M. Lippert. 2012. "Feeding her family but risking her health: The intersection of gender, household food insecurity and obesity," Social Science & Medicine 74:1754-1764.

Muriuki, Andrew, Michael Fendrich, Lance M. Pollack, and Adam M. Lippert. 2011. "Civic participation and risky sexual behavior among urban US men who have sex with men," Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services 10:376-394

Fendrich, Michael, Adam M. Lippert, Timothy P. Johnson, and Michael J. Brondino. 2009. "The association between neighborhoods and illicit drug use among adults: Evidence from a Chicago household survey." Pp. 461-474 in Handbook of Drug Use Etiology: Theory, Methods, and Empirical Findings, edited by Lawrence M. Scheier. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Lippert, Adam M., Michael Fendrich, and Timothy P. Johnson. 2008. "Vicarious exposure to terrorist attacks and substance use: Results from an urban household survey," Journal of Urban Health 85:411-427

Fendrich, Michael, Adam M. Lippert, and Timothy P. Johnson. 2007. "Respondent reactions to sensitive questions: A tale of two samples," Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2:31-37

Berger, Lisa, Michael Fendrich, and Adam M. Lippert. 2007. "The prevalence and characteristics of hazardous drinkers: Results from the Greater Milwaukee Survey," Wisconsin Medical Journal 106: 389-393

SOCY 3440: Medical Sociology
SOCY 4220/5220: Population Analysis
SOCY 4050/5050: Health Disparities
SOCY 4830: Work-Family Policies and Practices