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Jamie Lynch

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.S., Western Washington University 
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Programs: Sociology

Jamie Lynch is an associate professor of sociology and director of the Strategic Research Institute. He is a medical sociologist interested in explaining the role of health and education in social stratification. Lynch’s most recent research examines the causes and consequences of the education-health gradient in self-rated health and obesity. He teaches statistics and courses on health, education and socialization. If you are an undergraduate interested in social science research, Lynch wants to talk to you.

Recent Publications:
Lynch, Jamie L. and Paul T. von Hippel. 2016. “An Education Gradient in Health, a Health Gradient in Education, or a Confounded Gradient in Both?” Social Science & Medicine, 154:18-27.

von Hippel, Paul, and Jamie L. Lynch. 2014. “Why are Educated Adults Slim—Causation or Selection?” Social Science & Medicine, 105:131-139.

Benson, Rebecca, Paul T. von Hippel, and Jamie Lynch. Forthcoming. “Does More Education Cause Lower BMI, or Do Lower-BMI Individuals Become More Educated? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.” Social Science & Medicine.

Carlson, Daniel L. and Jamie L. Lynch. 2017. “Purchases, Penalties, and Power: The Relationship between Earnings and Housework.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(1):199-224.

Courses
SOCI 220 Lifespan of Human Development 
SOCI 224 Quantitative Methods for Social Scientists 
SOCI 444 Health, Illness, and Society