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Matthew Andersson

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Baylor University
United States of America


Matthew Andersson is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in Department of Sociology at Baylor University. He has completed his M.A. and Ph.D., Sociology in The University of Iowa in 2009-2014. B.A., Chemistry, B.A., Psychology. Knox College in 2004 - 2008. Dr. Matthew Andersson’s research focuses on health inequality as it unfolds across the life course. Specifically, he researches educational and socioeconomic inequalities in mental and physical well-being as they relate to childhood, adolescent and adulthood factors. Specific themes in his recent and current work include health behaviors, chronic disease epidemiology, personal social networks, informal elder caregiving, comparative parenthood, parent-child emotional bonds, and public attitudes and reactions toward mental illness.

Research Interest

Health Inequality, Socioeconomic Status,Life Course, Family, Personal Networks


  • Kaskie, Brian P., Mark H. Walker and Matthew A. Andersson. 2017. “Efforts to Address the Aging Academic Workforce: Assessing Progress through a Three-Stage Model of Institutional Change.” Innovative Higher Education 42:225-237.

  • Andersson, Matthew A., Shana Kushner Gadarian and Rene Almeling. 2017. "Does Educational Attainment Shape Reactions to Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's disease? Results from a National Survey Experiment." Social Science & Medicine 180:101-105.

  • Andersson, Matthew A. and Sarah K. Harkness. Forthcoming. "When Do Biological Attributions of Mental Illness Reduce Stigma? Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Contextualize Attributions.” Society and Mental Health.

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