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Edited By: Stephen G. Sapp, Iowa State University
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Rural Sociology Best Paper Award
Professors Bridget Lavelle, Frederick O. Lorenz, and K. A. S. Wickrama are the recipients of the Rural Sociology best paper award for 2012 (Volume 77) for their article What Explains Divorced Women's Poorer Health? The Mediating Role of Health Insurance and Access to Health Care in a Rural Iowan Sample (Rural Sociology, 77.4). Wiley-Blackwell funds this award.
Bridget Lavelle is a Senior Research Manager with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Statistics from Iowa State University. Her current research is focused on quasi-experimental evaluation of a range of physical and behavioral health policy interventions for clients receiving publicly funded services.
Frederick O. Lorenz is a University Professor of Statistics and Psychology at Iowa State University. During the past 25 years, he has been an active participant, both as a principal investigator and methodologist, in the Iowa Family Transition Project, a large scale panel study of rural Iowa families. His current research interests focus on the relationship between questionnaire reports and observer ratings of family interactions. In addition to Rural Sociology, he has co-authored articles in journals such as Developmental Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Marriage and Family and Structural Equation Modeling. He teaches seminars in structural equation modeling, construct validation, and the analysis of panel data.
K.A.S. Wickrama is a Professor of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. Currently his work focuses on i. social determinants of health and health inequality across the life course. ii. Racial/ethnical inequalities in mental and physical health of children and adults. iii. International development and health iv. Application of advanced statistical methods to social epidemiology.
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