Revising for Resubmisson
“Geographic Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Mortality: Comparing Impacts of Place of Birth and Place of Residence” (with Jinho Kim and Katie Jajtner). R&R at SSM-PH. November 2023.
“The Effects of Education on Mortality: Evidence Using College Expansions” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari). R&R at Health Economics. November, 2023.
“Does Schooling Improve Cognitive Abilities at Older Ages: Causal Evidence from Nonparametric Bounds” (with Vikesh Amin, Jere Behrman, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler). R&R at Demography, October 2023.
*”The Association between Parity and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias Status” (with Yan Zhang) R&R at Demography, September 2023.
“Religious service attendance is protective against the diseases of despair: evidence from regression, sibling fixed effects and instrumental variables analysis.” (with Michael Lebenbaum) R&R at AJE, October 2023.
“Retirement Makes You Old? Causal Effect of Retirement on Biological Age” (with Shiro Furuya), R&R at Demography, August 2023
“Selection in Life Course Research: An Assessment with Genetic Data.” (With Shiro Furuya and Qiongshi Lu), R&R at Demography, August 2023
*with a student or postdoc coauthor
“Toxified to the Bone: Early-Life and Childhood Exposure to Lead and Men’s Old-Age Mortality” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari), Feb 2023.
“Variation in Adult Cognition Across Domains and Life Course Place Effects in the UK.” (With Michael Topping and Jinho Kim), November 2023
“Longevity and In Utero Exposure to the Influenza Pandemics in the 19th Century” (with Won-tak Joo, Michal Engelman and Alberto Palloni). 2022.
“Estimating the Causal Effect of Television Viewing on Individual Social Capital: A Panel Analysis” (with Michael Lebenbaum), 2023 June.
“Education Gradients in Pain in the UKB” (With Michael Topping) 2023 May.
“The Long Run Impacts of Court-Ordered Desegregation” (with Owen Thompson and Garrett Anstreicher). 2023, July.
“Area-Level Infant Mortality Exposure in Early-Life and Later Life Stroke: The Role of Modifiable Risk Factors and Place of Birth” (with Michael Topping). 2022 Jul.
“Early-Life Income Shocks and Old-Age Mortality: Evidence from World War I Veterans’ Bonus” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari). 2022 Jul.
“Associations between body mass index and telomere length at older ages: Evidence from polygenic risk scores, Mendelian randomization and within-twin designs (with Vikesh Amin, Yiqiang Zhan, Ida Karlsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Anna Dahl Aslan, Sara Hägg, Dan TA Eisenberg, David Rehkopf, and Qiongshi Lu). 2021 Jun.
“Heterogeneity in Peer Effects of Obesity” (with Kiersten Strombotne, Kevin Konty, and Sophia Day). 2020 Aug.
“Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are There Significant Gene-Environment Associations?” (with Vikesh Amin, Jere Behrman, Carlos A. Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, and Hans-Peter Kohler). 2020 Feb.
Current Working Papers
“Variation in Adult Cognition Across Domains and Life Course Place Effects in the UK.” (With Michael Topping and Jinho Kim), 2023 November.
“Intergenerational Health Benefits of Education: Evidence from the First Wave of Compulsory Schooling Laws.”(with Hamid Noghanibehambari and Vikesh Amin), 2023 May.
“Prenatal Exposure to Racial Violence and Later Life Mortality: Evidence from Lynching.” (with Hoa Vu, Tiffany Green and Hamid Noghanibehambari), 2023 May.
”Children Are Bridges to Heaven: The Effects of Fertility on Later-Life Mortality” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari) 2023 May.
“Walking with Feet Tied to the Past: Childhood Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Later-Life Mortality” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari), October 2023
“The Long Shadow of the Past: Early-Life Disease Environment and Later-Life Mortality” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari) IZA Discussion Paper, October 2023
“Place and Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease in the UK” (with Michael Topping and Jinho Kim), 2023 October.
“Selection in Life Course Research: An Assessment with Genetic Data.” (With Shiro Furuya and Qiongshi Lu), 2023 Feb.
“In Money, We Survive: The Effects of Social Security Retirement Income on Longevity” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari) 2023 March.
*”Genome-wide summary measures of genetic risk reveal treatment effect heterogeneity in a randomized control trial of smoking cessation” (with Lauren Schmitz, Qiongshi Lu, and Shubhashrita Basu), 2023 Feb.
“Water is Life, Clean Water is Health: The Effect of Early-Life Exposure to the City-Wide Water Filtration on Old-Age Mortality” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari), 2023 Feb.
“Passing as White: Racial Identity and Old-Age Longevity” (with Hamid Noghanibehambari), 2022 Dec.
*”Effects of Environments in Critical Periods on Later Life Cognition: Mediating Role of Education” (with Shiro Furuya). 2022 Jul.
“The Great Migration and white-black geographic inequalities in mortality in US states” (with Wei Xu). 2022 Jul.
“Religious Context and Genetic Influences on Adolescent Drinking” (with Joseph Clark and Qiongshi Lu). 2020 Nov.
“Early Life Exposures, Gene-Environment Interactions, and Cognitive Decline in Old Age” (with Atheendar Venkataramani). 2018 May.
“Multigenerational Transmission of Child Quantity” (with Won-tak Joo). 2018 Apr.
“Adults Behaving Badly: The Effects of Own and Peer Parents’ Incarceration on Adolescent Criminal Activities.” 2017 May.
–IZA Discussion Paper
“Trends and Spatial Patterns in Educational Mobility.” 2015 Aug.
Completed Working Papers
*“Estimating Causal Effects between Number of Children and Older Parents’ Cognitive Function Using HRS Data and IV Approach.” (Boyan Zheng, Yan Zhang, and Jason Fletcher), 2023 Feb.
“Impacts of Access to Contraception and Abortion Services on Men’s Life Course Outcomes: Results of Add Health Analyses.” 2021 Jun.
“Differential Susceptibility to Peer Influences.” 2017 Mar.
*“Pregnancies and Risky Outcomes” (with Sebastian Daza). 2016 Feb.
*“The Effects of Academic Probation on College Success” (with Mansur Tokmouline). 2016 Jan.
–IZA Discussion Paper
“Self Control and Health Outcomes” (with Nick Torseillo). 2014 Aug.
“Hierarchical Influences on the Diffusion of Health and Delinquency Behaviors in Adolescent Social Networks” (with Olga Yakusheva). 2013 Jun.
“The Effects of Early Occupation on Health” (with Jody Sindelar). 2011 Aug.
“Uncovering the Pathways Linking Local Economic Conditions, Occupation, and Health” (with Shintaro Yamaguchi). 2010 Nov.
“Achievement Effects of the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs: Evidence from North Carolina” 2010 Feb.
“High School Course Content and College Choices” 2010 Feb.