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Justin Denney
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology
 
e-mail:Justin.Denney@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Sociology (2010) University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
 
Primary Department
   Department of Sociology
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Other Affiliations
 
  • Baylor College of Medicine
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    Websites
     Denney page
     Justin T. Denney, Rice Department of Sociology
     
    Research Areas
     Health and Mortality
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Gorman, Bridget K., Justin T. Denney, Hilary Dowdy, and Rose Medeiros. “A New Piece of the Puzzle: Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Health Status.” Revise and Resubmit at Demography.

     
     

    Denney, Justin T. 2014. “Families, Resources, and Suicide: Combined Effects on Mortality.” Journal of Marriage and Family 76:218-231. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12078

     
     

    Denney, Justin T. and Monica He. 2014. “The Social Side of Accidental Death.” Social Science Research 43:92-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.09.004


     
     

    Denney, Justin T., Bridget K. Gorman, and Cristina B. Barrera. 2013. “Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54:46-63. doi: 10.1177/0022146512469629

     
     

    Denney, Justin T., Robert McNown, Richard G. Rogers, and Steven Doubilet. 2013. “Stagnating Life Expectancies and Future Prospects in an Age of Uncertainty.” Social Science Quarterly 94(2):445-461. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00930.x

     
     

    Denney, Justin T., Tim Wadsworth, Richard G. Rogers, and Fred C. Pampel. “Suicide in the City: Assessing the Role of Context.” Under Review.

     
     

    Pampel, Fred C. and Justin T. Denney. 2011. “Cross-National Sources of Health Inequality: Education and Tobacco Use in the World Health Survey.” Demography 48(2):653-674.

     
     

    Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert and Justin T. Denney. 2013. “Neighborhood Context and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Young Children’s Obesity: Structural Barriers to Interventions.” Social Science & Medicine 95:97-105. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.032

     
     

    Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert, Justin T. Denney, and Sarita Panchang. 2012. “Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Characteristics and Children’s Food Insecurity.” Journal of Applied Research on Children 3(1):Article 8.

     
     

    Pampel, Fred C., Justin T. Denney, and Patrick M. Krueger. 2012. “Obesity, SES, and Economic Development: A Test of the Reversal Hypothesis.” Social Science & Medicine 74(7):1073-1081.

     
     

    Denney, Justin T "Families, Socioeconomic Status, and Suicide: Combined Effects on Mortality." Submitted

     
     

    Denney, Justin T. 2010. "Family and Household Formations and Suicide in the United States." Journal of Marriage and Family 72:202-213.

     
     

    Denney, Justin T., Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, and Fred C. Pampel. 2010. "Education inequality in mortality: The age and gender specific mediating effects of cigarette smoking." Social Science Research 39:662-673.

     
     

    Pampel, Fred C. and Justin T. Denney. 2011. “Cross-National Sources of Health Inequality: Education and Tobacco Use in the World Health Survey.” Forthcoming in Demography.

     
     

    Pampel, Fred C., Justin T. Denney, and Patrick M. Krueger "Obesity, SES, and Economic Development: A Test of the Reversal Hypothesis." Submitted

     
     

    Pampel, Fred C., Patrick M. Krueger, and Justin T. Denney. 2010. "Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Behaviors." Annual Review of Sociology 36:349-370.

     
     

    Denney, Justin T., Richard G. Rogers, Patrick M. Krueger, and Tim Wadsworth. 2009. "Adult Suicide Mortality in the United States: Marital Status, Family Size, Socioeconomic Status, and Differences by Sex." Social Science Quarterly 90:1167-1185.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    2012 “A New Piece of the Puzzle: Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Health Status.” Southern Demographic Association.

     
     

    2012 “Families, Resources, and Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit?” American Sociological Association.

     
     

    2012 “Families, Socioeconomic Status, and Suicide: Combined Effects on Mortality.” Population Association of America.

     
     

    2012 “Neighborhood Context and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Young Children’s Obesity: Structural Barriers to Interventions.” Population Association of America.

     
     

    2011 “Obesity, SES, and Economic Development: A Test of the Reversal Hypothesis.”

    Population Association of America.

     
     

    2012 “Suicide in the City: A New Approach to Assessing the Role of Context.” American Sociological Association.

     
     

    2012 “The Social Side of Accidental Death.” Southern Demographic Association.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “Families, Resources, and Health: Where do Sexual Minorities Fit?” September 2011. University of Texas at Austin. Population Research Center Lecture Series.

     
     

    “The Potentials and Pitfalls of Restricted Use Data for Early Career Scholars.” February 2012. Texas A&M University. Census Research Data Center Workshop.

     
     Other
     

    Households, Socioeconomic Status, and Suicide. Presented at the Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting.

     
     

    Obesity, SES, and Economic Development: A Test of the Reversal Hypothesis. To be presented at the 2011 annual meetings of the Population Association of America.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Editor for Special Issue, Population Research and Policy Review. Springer. (2012 - 2014)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award, Southwestern Sociological Society (April, 2009)