• PhD (Health Services Research), 1998, Johns Hopkins University
  • MPP (Public Policy), 1990, University of Chicago
  • BA (Sociology and Political Science), 1987, Western Michigan University


  • Neighborhood effects and health
  • Race and ethnic differences in access to health care/long-term care
  • Demography of aging, particularly the role of family structure in long-term care arrangements
  • Life course approaches to research in health
  • Health status assessment 




  • Health Outcomes and Quality of Medical Care
  • HSTD 35200 - Demography of Aging and the Life Course - Winter 2009 Syllabus
  • HSTD 38000 - Health Status Assessment: Measurement and Inference - Winter 2009 Syllabus

Last Updated: October 10, 2014

Kathleen Cagney, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology & Public Health Sciences (Health Services Research)
(773) 834-3924

Faculty Associate of the Departments of Comparative Human Development and Sociology
Director, Population Research Center

5841 S. Maryland Ave.,
MC 2007, Rm. W249
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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