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I am an assistant professor in the sociology department at Oklahoma State University. Using a broad array of data (e.g., prospective surveys, time-use diaries, geo-coded mortality records, neuroimaging phenotypes), my research examines issues related to health, aging, and social connectedness. My main aim is to draw attention to the importance of social context by exploring the types of communities, social networks, and families within which individuals are embedded. My work has appeared in outlets such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, Journals of Gerontologyand Social Networks.


Selected Publications


Roth, Adam R. 2020. “Social Networks and Health in Later Life: A State of the Literature.” Sociology of Health & Illness 42(7): 1642-

          1656. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.13155

Roth, Adam R., Justin T. Denney, Solmaz Amiri, and Ofer Amram. 2020. “Characteristics of Place and the Rural Disadvantage in

          Deaths from Highly Preventable Causes.” Social Science & Medicine 245: 112689. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112689

Roth, Adam R. 2021. “Social Autonomy Among Married Men and Women.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 7: 1-14.

          doi: 10.1177/23780231211043630

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman*, Evan Finley, and Brea L. Perry. 2021. “Network Recall Among Older Adults with

          Cognitive Impairments.” Social Networks 64: 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2020.08.005

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