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Dr. Adam Roth

Assistant ProfessorHeadshot Adam Roth

Curriculum Vitae







     Adam Roth joined the OSU Sociology Department in 2022 after completing his graduate studies at Washington State University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University. His specialization rests at the intersection of health, aging, and social connectedness. Using a broad array of data (e.g., prospective surveys, time-use diaries, geo-coded mortality records, neuroimaging phenotypes), Dr. Roth’s research highlights the importance of social context by exploring the types of communities, social networks, and families within which individuals are embedded. His work has appeared in outlets such as Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and Social Networks. Dr. Roth is currently the principal investigator of an NIH-funded study on the social environment and cognitive health among older adults in urban and rural areas.


  • B.A. in Sociology, California State University, Chico 2012
  • M.A. in Sociology, Washington State University 2016
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Washington State University 2019


Research Interests
  • Health
  • Aging/Life Course
  • Social Networks
  • Space and Place
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