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Sarah Burgard

Professor of Sociology; Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology (by courtesy)
A sociologist, Burgard’s research focuses on the way systems of stratification and inequality impact the health of people and populations. Much of her work focuses on socioeconomic, gender, and racial/ethnic disparities in working lives and the relationships between working careers and health. She studies mental and physical health, as well as health behaviors, with a particular interest in sleep. In related work, she has studied the impact of recessions on well-being.
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COVID-19 and unemployment's affects on future health - Burgard

May 25, 2021
In a recent opinion piece published in The Conversation, co-authored with with Jennie Brand, Sarah Burgard, professor of sociology, public policy and epidemiology, called attention to the long-term health effects of COVID-19 — but not just effects...

Ford School faculty promotions approved by Regents

May 17, 2019
On Thursday May 16, 2019, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the promotions of Betsey Stevenson, H. Luke Shaefer, and Sarah A. Burgard. Betsey Stevenson was promoted to professor of public policy and professor of economics, College...

Welcome to the new academic year

Aug 31, 2015
Dear members of the Ford School community,As the streets of Ann Arbor start to fill with students, as the marching band takes the field down the hill, and as we open our doors for Welcome Week, I write with my warmest greetings to new and returning...
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The Ford School faculty is growing

Jul 23, 2015
We’re delighted to announce significant growth in our faculty for the coming year, including six additions to our governing faculty. Paula Lantz, a social epidemiologist, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at...

Michigan's recession and recovery: Opportunities for the research, non-profit, and civic engagement communities

Nov 19, 2012, 1:30-3:30 pm EST
University of Michigan Detroit Center 3663 Woodward Avenue
This event will bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss what we know, what we are doing, and what can be done to address the continued hardships faced by many Michigan residents in the wake of the Great Recession and the current slow economic recovery. Researchers from the University of Michigan will set the context for the discussion through a presentation of results from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS), based on recent interviews with over 800 households in the Detroit area.
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