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								Kenzie Latham																 Mintus

Kenzie Latham Mintus

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Faculty Mentor for Medical Sociology program
Department: Sociology
(317) 278-5204
CA 303

Bio

Biography

Dr. Mintus research interests include health and aging with an emphasis on disability. Much of her research focuses on understanding health disparities among older adults. 

Education

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2013
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Florida, 2011
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Florida, 2007
  • B.A., summa cum laude, in Sociology, University of Florida, 2005

Awards

Awards

  • IU Trustee’s Teaching Award, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2021
  • Next Generation 2.0 Leadership Fellow, IUPUI, 2019
  • IU Trustee’s Teaching Award, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2018
  • Fellow, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), 2017
  • Shipps Junior Faculty Travel Award, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2015

Publications

Publications

(Student coauthors underlined) 

  • Latham-Mintus, K., Vowels, A. L., and S. Chavan. (2020). Neighborhood Disorder, Social Ties, and Preventive Healthcare Utilization among Urban-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 32(10), 1387-1398.  
  • Coomer, M. & Latham-Mintus, K(2019). Test Anxiety: Participation and Exclusion beyond the Institution. Research in Social Science and Disability (Vol. 11): New Narratives of Disability 
  • Latham-Mintus, K(2019). A Friend in Need? Exploring the Influence of Disease and Disability Onset on Number of Close Friends among Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences74(8), e119e124  
  • Latham-Mintus, K. Aman, K. M. (2019). Childhood Disadvantage, Psychosocial Resiliency, and Later Life Functioning: Linking Early-Life Circumstances to Recovery from Mobility Limitation. Journal of Aging and Health, 31 (3), 463-483 
  • Latham-Mintus, K. & Clarke, P. J. (2019). Linking Mastery across the Life Course to Mobility Device Use in Later Life. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences, 74(7), 1222-1232.  
  • Latham-Mintus, K., Vowels, A. L., & Huskins, K. (2018). Healthy aging among Black and White older American men: What is the role of mastery? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 73 (2), 248-257

For more information, see Dr. Mintus’ research profile: https://sites.google.com/view/kenziemintus/home  

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Medical Sociology; Aging and the Life Course; Sociology of Disability

Location

Location:
CA 303
Address:
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202