Audrey N. Beck
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor
Phone: (619) 594-1321
Email: [email protected]
Audrey Beck received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Following graduation, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University where she examined the impact of union formation and dissolution on parenting and child health. She first came to San Diego State University as a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Health Equity Research and Policy. Her work uses demographic methods and population data to understand race, ethnic and nativity disparities in health. Currently, her research examines how cohort variation in early life conditions, such as infectious disease exposure, relative deprivation and macroeconomic conditions, improve our understanding of the marked inequalities in health in the United States. Dr. Beck has published her work in Demography, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Gerontology, Social Science Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, Sociology of Education, and the Journal of Marriage and Family, among others. She has taught a number of courses including Sociology of Health and Illness, Survey Methods, Population Studies, The American Family, as well as Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Statistics.