Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Beth Simmert

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Research Focus

Beth's primary research interest is the social determinants of health and the multiple effects they can have on unique sub-groups of people. Her dissertation research investigates the relationship between economic and health inequalities for one segment of the U.S. population-its oldest residents. In particular, she is interested in group- and society-level factors that are linked to poor health outcomes for individuals. To study this social problem, Beth's dissertation research uses survey methodology to examine the associations between measures of income and wealth inequality and health outcomes.

Education

Present
Ph.D. candidate, Sociology
Specialization in gender inequality
Wayne State University

2009
Masters of Social Science

1988
BS in Social Science