Yana Vierboom authors a new working paper in the PSC/PARC Working Paper series in the Scholarly Commons entitled "The Contribution of Differences in Adiposity to Educational Disparities in Mortality in the United States."
Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Comparative Literature, Brown University, 2011
I graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation in 2011. Before coming to the Population Studies Center, I worked in the public policy division of the Guttmacher Institute, where I tracked state legislation across the US on family planning and abortion issues. In my first year at the PSC, I researched fertility timing of first-generation college graduates in the US. My current research focuses on health and mortality differentials by social class in the US. I am also pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics from the Wharton School.