Debra Umberson

University of Texas, Sociologist of Family, Health, Gender, Sexualities

umberson@prc.utexas.eduDebra Umberson is professor of sociology and a faculty associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on structural determinants of health across the life course. Her current research, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Aging, considers how spouses influence each other’s health-related behavior, mental health, and health care and how these processes may vary across gay, lesbian, and heterosexual unions.

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