Biography

Dr. Kenzie Latham recently joined the Department of Sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as an Assistant Professor. Previously, Dr. Latham was an NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Dr. Latham received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2011, and her research interests include health and aging with an emphasis on chronic illness and functional health. Much of Latham’s research focuses on identifying and understanding health disparities among older adults.

Academic interests

Health and aging, disability and mobility, health disparities over the life course, chronic illness/multimorbidity, health behaviors

Teaching

Introduction to Sociology (R100), Social Problems (R121), Social Factors in Health and Illness (R381), Sociology of Disability (R415/S560), Sociology of Health and Illness (R515), Aging and Society (S560)

Awards

Honoree, Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) 2016; O’Neill Dissertation Fellowship 2011, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida; Ben Gorman Award for Innovative Quantitative Work 2010, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida; The Jerome A. Connor Dissertation Award 2009, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida; Golden Key International Honour Society 2003

Publications

Articles in Journal of Health and Social Behavior, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences, Research on Aging, Disability and Health Journal, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Aging and Health

Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Family Issues (2012-present); Membership Chair, ASA Section on Disability and Society (2012-2014)