Adam M. Lippert

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Associate Professor • Graduate Programs Director
Sociology Department

Adam Lippert is a sociologist and demographer whose research centers on (1) understanding the role that contexts (e.g., schools, neighborhoods) play in shaping human health and health behaviors, (2) examining the contribution of work-family circumstances to health and family well-being, and (3) exploring the mechanisms linking long-term exposure to disadvantage and declining health over the life course. He completed his PhD at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and postdoctorate 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.

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

Postdoctorate ~ Harvard University

Ph.D. ~ Pennsylvania State University

M.A. ~ University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

B.A. ~ Grand Valley State University

SOCY 4220/5220: Population Analysis

SOCY 4050/5050: Health Disparities

SOCY 3440: Medical Sociology

SOCY 5000: Professional Seminar: Graduate Sociological Inquiry

SOCY 4995/5995: Mapping Spain: Population, Policy, & Social Issues (study abroad ~ summer, 2025)

2021     Dean’s Graduate Mentoring Award

2020     Excellence in Teaching Award

2019     Dean’s Graduate Mentoring Award