Dustin Brown is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center. He is a social demographer with research interests in population health, aging and life course demography, family demography, and social stratification. His research broadly examines substantive and methodological issues related to socioeconomic disparities in population health. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at Mississippi State University, he was a National Institutes of Aging Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center.