Sarah Mustillo’s current research examines the effects of adverse childhood experiences, broadly defined, on trajectories of health and mental health, with a particular emphasis on the timing and duration of such experiences. Other work focuses on improving statistical methods for social science research. Her work has been published in outlets such as the American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and has won national awards from the Gerontological Society of America and the American Sociological Association (ASA). Additionally, she is co-authoring a book on statistical methods for dealing with missing data and working on an NIH-funded project on the long-term health and mental health effects of childhood adversity. She is also serving a term as the secretary/treasurer for the Methods Section of the ASA and teaches a workshop for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods.
Research Interests: Medical Sociology, Mental Health, Statistics, Developmental Science, Social Epidemiology, Social Psychology
Areas of Study: Gender and Family, Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods, Social Psychology