Michael J. McFarland
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
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Research Interest

Mental Health


Health and the Life Course

Education and Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Sociology, University of Connecticut
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University

Selected Papers and Publications

Michael McFarland and Mark Hayward 2014. “Poverty and Awakening Cortisol in Adolescence: The Importance of Timing in Early Life.” Society and Mental Health 41:21-37.

Tetyana Pudrovska, Deborah Carr, Michael McFarland, Caitlin Collins 2013. “Higher-Status Occupations and Breast Cancer: A Life-Course Stress Approach.” Social Science and Medicine 42: 311-320.

Michael McFarland, Mark Hayward, and Dustin Brown. 2013. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Marital Biography and Biological Risk.” Journal of Marriage and Family 75: 363-380.

Michael McFarland, Tetyana Pudrovska, Scott Schieman, Christopher Ellison, and AlexBierman. 2012. “Does a Cancer Diagnosis Influence Religiosity? Integrating a Life Course Perspective.” Social Science Research 42: 311-320.

Michael McFarland, Cheryl Smith, Loren Toussaint, and Patricia Thomas. 2012. “The Relationship between Forgiveness of Others and Health: Do Race and Neighborhood Matter?” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 67: 66-75.

Michael McFarland. 2010. “Religious Involvement and Mental Health among Older Adults: Do the Effects of Religious Involvement vary by Gender?” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 65: 621-630.