Sarah A. Burgard
Faculty Associate, SRC-Social Envir & Health
Research Associate Professor, PSC
Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, Epidemiology Department
Associate Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
Sarah Burgard's research interests focus on the way systems of stratification and inequality impact the health of people and populations. She currently studies racial/ethnic and gender-based disparities in working conditions and occupational careers, the effect of these inequalities on health, and the impact of an individual's working life on the well-being of other family members. She also examines racial/ethnic and socioeconomic
determinants of children's health in South Africa and Brazil.
- Social Science Training Program in Population Studies. Jeffrey D. Morenoff, John Bound, Arline T. Geronimus, Paula Fomby, Sarah A. Burgard. 2017-2022. NICHD.
- Training in the Demography and Economics of Aging. John Bound, Dean C. Yang, Arline T. Geronimus, Sarah A. Burgard, Jeffrey D. Morenoff. 2017-2022. NIA.
- The Social and Economic Dynamics of Optimism and Hopelessness over American Adulthood: Evidence from the Americans' Changing Lives Study (1986-2011). Philippa J. Clarke, Sarah A. Burgard, Miles S. Kimball, Nancy Ambrose Gallagher, Michael R. Elliott, Jacqui Smith. 2015-2017.
- Understanding Social Disparities in Health and Aging. Sarah A. Burgard, Philippa J. Clarke, Michael R. Elliott, Kenneth M. Langa, Wen Ye. 2011-2017. NIA.
- Lin, Katherine Y., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2018. "Working, parenting and work-home spillover: Gender differences in the work-home interface across the life course." Advances in Life Course Research 35: 24-36.
- Pool, Lindsay R., Sarah A. Burgard, Belinda L. Needham, Michael R. Elliott, Kenneth M. Langa, and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon. 2018. "Association of a negative wealth shock with all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults in the united states." JAMA 319(13): 1341-1350.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Katherine Y. P. Lin, Brian D. Segal, Michael R. Elliott, and Sarah Seelye. Forthcoming. "Stability and Change in Health Behavior Profiles of U.S. Adults." The Journals of Gerontology: Series B
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Amanda J. Sonnega. 2017. "Occupational Differences in BMI, BMI Trajectories, and Implications for Employment Status among Older U.S. Workers." Work, Aging and Retirement 4(1): 21-36.
- Mendes de Leon, Carlos F., Lindsay R. Pool, Belinda L. Needham, Sarah A. Burgard, and Michael R. Elliott. 2017. "Negative wealth shock and short-term changes in depressive symptoms and medication adherence among late middle-aged adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 71(8): 758-763.
- Leggett, Amanda, Shervin Assari, Sarah A. Burgard, and Kara Zivin. 2017. "The effect of sleep disturbance on the association between chronic medical conditions and depressive symptoms over time." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 8(2): 138-151.
- Burgard, Sarah A., D. de Pina Castiglione, Katherine Y. Lin, Aline A. Nobre, Estela M. L. Aquino, Alexandre C. Pereira, Isabela J. Martins Bensenor, Sandhi M. Barreto, an, et al. 2017. "Differential reporting of discriminatory experiences in Brazil and the United States." Cadernos de Saúde Pública 33.
- Kim, Huiyun, Sarah A. Burgard, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2017. "Housing assistance and housing insecurity: A study of renters in southeastern Michigan in the wake of the great recession." Social Service Review 91(1): 41-70.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Sarah Seelye. 2017. "Histories of Perceived Job Insecurity and Psychological Distress among Older U.S.Adults." Society and Mental Health 7(1): 21-35.
- Byhoff, Elena, Mary C. Hamati, Robyn Power, Sarah A. Burgard, and Vineet Chopra. 2017. "Increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction: a systematic review and taxonomy." BMC Public Health 17: 719.
- Assari, S., M. Lankarani, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2016. "Black-white difference in long-term predictive power of self-rated health on all-cause mortality in United States." Annals of Epidemiology 26(2): 106-114.
- Leggett, Amanda, Sarah A. Burgard, and Kara Zivin. 2016. "The Impact of Sleep Disturbance on the Association Between Stressful Life Events and Depressive Symptoms." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences 71(1): 118-128.
- Assari, S., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2015. "Black-White differences in the effect of baseline depressive symptoms on deaths due to renal diseases: 25 year follow up of a nationally representative community sample." Journal of Renal Injury Prevention 4(4): 127-134.
- Grandner, Michael A., Tony E. Smith, Nicholas Jackson, Tara Jackson, Sarah A. Burgard, and Charles Branas. 2015. "Geographic distribution of insufficient sleep across the United States: a county-level hotspot analysis." Sleep Health 1(3): 158-165.
- Choi, HwaJung, Sarah A. Burgard, Irma T. Elo, and Michele Heisler. 2015. "Are older adults living in more equal counties healthier than older adults living in more unequal counties? A propensity score matching approach." Social Science and Medicine 141(Sept 2015): 82-90.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Lucie Kalousova. 2015. "Effects of the Great Recession: Health and Well-Being." Annual Review of Sociology 41: 181-201.
- Assari, Shervin, Sarah A. Burgard, and Kara Zivin. 2015. "Long-Term Reciprocal Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Number of Chronic Medical Conditions: Longitudinal Support for Black-White Health Paradox." Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 2(4): 589-597.
- Tapia Granados, José A., James S. House, Edward L. Ionides, Sarah A. Burgard, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment, and Mortality Risk." American Journal of Epidemiology 180(3): 280-287.
- Kalousova, Lucie, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2014. "Tough Choices in Tough Times Debt and Medication Nonadherence." Health Education and Behavior 41(2): 155-163.
- Kalousova, Lucie, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2014. "Unemployment, measured and perceived decline of economic resources: Contrasting three measures of recessionary hardships and their implications for adopting negative health behaviors." Social Science and Medicine 106: 28-34.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Patricia V. Chen. 2014. "Challenges of health measurement in studies of health disparities." Social Science and Medicine 106: 143-150.
- Sznajder, Kristin K., Sioban D. Harlow, Sarah A. Burgard, Yangrang Wang, Cheng Han, and Jing Liu. 2014. "Gynecologic pain related to occupational stress among female factory workers in Tianjin, China." International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 20(1): 33-45.
- Kwak, Minyoung, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2014. "Receipt of Care and Depressive Symptoms in Later Life: The Importance of Self-Perceptions of Aging." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences 69(2): 325-335.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Jaclynn Hawkins. 2014. "Race/Ethnicity, Educational Attainment, and Foregone Health Care in the United States in the 2007-2009 Recession." American Journal of Public Health 104(2): e134-e140.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Michael R. Elliott, Kara Zivin, and James S. House. 2013. "Working conditions and depressive symptoms: a prospective study of US adults." Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 55(9): 1007-1014.
- Hicken, Margaret T., H. Lee, J. Ailshire, Sarah A. Burgard, and David R. Williams. 2013. ""Every shut eye, ain't sleep": The role of racism-related vigilance in racial/ethnic disparities in sleep difficulty." Race and social problems 5(2): 100-112.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Jennifer Ailshire, and Lucie Kalousova. 2013. "The Great Recession and Health: People, Populations, and Disparities." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 650(1): 194-213.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Katherine Lin. 2013. "Bad Jobs, Bad Health? How Work and Working Conditions Contribute to Health Disparities." American Behavioral Scientist 57(8): 1105-1127.
- Zajacova, Anna, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2013. "Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser: A Demonstration of Compositional Changes in Aging Cohorts Due to Selective Mortality." Population Research and Policy Review 32(3): 311-324.
- Kalousova, Lucie, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2013. "Debt and Foregone Medical Care." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54(2): 203-219.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Jennifer Ailshire. 2013. "Gender and Time for Sleep among U.S. Adults." American Sociological Review 78(1): 51-69.
- Story, William, Sarah A. Burgard, J. Lori, F. Taleb, N. Ali, and D. Hoque. 2012. "Husbands' involvement in delivery care utilization in rural Bangladesh: A qualitative study." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 12: 28.
- Story, W. T., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2012. "Couples' reports of household decision-making and the utilization of maternal health services in Bangladesh." Social Science and Medicine 75(12): 2403-2411.
- Ailshire, Jennifer, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2012. "Family relationships and troubled sleep among U.S. adults: examining the influences of contact frequency and relationship quality." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53(2): 248-262.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Lucie Kalousova, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2012. "Perceived job insecurity and health: the Michigan recession and recovery study." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 54(9): 1101-1106.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Kristin Seefeldt, and Sarah W. Zelner (Johnson). 2012. "Housing Instability and Health: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study." Social Science and Medicine 75(12): 2215-2224.
- Zajacova, Anna, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2012. "Shape of the BMI-Mortality Association by Cause of Death, Using Generalized Additive Models: NHIS 1986-2006." Journal of Aging and Health 24(2): 191-211.
- Sastry, Narayan, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2011. "Changes in Diarrheal Disease and Treatment Among Brazilian Children from 1986 to 1996." Population Research and Policy Review 30(1): 81-100.
- Kershaw, Kiarri N., Ana V. Diez Roux, Sarah A. Burgard, Lynda D. Lisabeth, Mahasin S. Mujahid, and Amy J. Schulz. 2011. "Metropolitan-Level Racial Residential Segregation and Black-White Disparities in Hypertension." American Journal of Epidemiology 174(5): 537-545.
- Song, Shige, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2011. "Dynamics of Inequality: Mother's Education and Infant Mortality in China, 1970-2001." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 52(3): 349-364.
- Burgard, Sarah A. 2011. "The Needs of Others: Gender and Sleep Interruptions for Caregivers." Social Forces 89(4): 1189-1215.
- Zajacova, Anna, J. B. Dowd, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2011. "Overweight Adults May Have the Lowest Mortality-Do They Have the Best Health?" American Journal of Epidemiology 173(4): 430-437.
- Zajacova, Anna, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2010. "Body Weight and Health from Early to Mid-Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(1): 92-107.
- Burgard, Sarah A., J. Brand, and James S. House. 2009. "Perceived job insecurity and worker health in the United States." Social science & medicine 69(5): 777-785.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Jennifer Ailshire. 2009. "Putting work to bed: stressful experiences on the job and sleep quality." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50(4): 476-492.
- Nicklett, Emily J., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2009. "Downward Social Mobility and Major Depressive Episodes Among Latino and Asian-American Immigrants to the United States." American Journal of Epidemiology 170(6): 793-801.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and Susan Lee-Rife. 2009. "Community characteristics, sexual initiation, and condom use among young black South Africans." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50(3): 293-309.
- Song, S., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2008. "Does son preference influence children's growth in height? A comparative study of Chinese and Filipino children." Population Studies 62(3): 305-320.
- Price, Richard H., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2008. "The New Employment Contract and Worker Health in the United States." in Making Americans healthier: social and economic policy as health policy, edited by Robert F. Schoeni, James S. House, George A. Kaplan, Harold Pollack. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Kaplan, George A., Nalini Ranjit, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2008. "Lifting Gates, Lengthening Lives: Did Civil Rights Policies Improve the Health of African American Women in the 1960s And 1970s?" in Making Americans healthier: social and economic policy as health policy, edited by Robert F. Schoeni, James S. House, George A. Kaplan, Harold Pollack. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Burgard, Sarah A. 2008. "Occupational Status." in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by Darity, W. A. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Jennie Brand, and James S. House. 2007. "Toward a Better Estimation of the Effect of Job Loss on Health." Journal of health & social behavior 48(4): 369-384.
- Price, Richard H., and Sarah A. Burgard. 2007. "The new employment contract and worker health in the United States." 201 pages in Making Americans healthier: Social and economic policy as health policy, edited by Schoeni, Robert F., House, James S., Kaplan, George A., Pollack, Harold. New York: Russell Sage.
- Burgard, Sarah A., and D. J. Treiman. 2006. "Trends and Racial Differences in Infant Mortality in South Africa." Social Science and Medicine 62(5): 1126-1137.
- Sastry, Narayan, and Sarah A. Burgard. 2005. "The prevalence of diarrheal disease among Brazilian children: trends and differentials from 1986 to 1996." Social Science & Medicine 60 (5): 911-1163.
- Burgard, Sarah A., Susan Cochran, and Vickie Mays. 2005. "Alcohol and Tobacco Use Patterns among Heterosexually and Homosexually Experienced California Women." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 77(1): 61-70.
- Burgard, Sarah A. 2004. "Race and Pregnancy-Related Care in Brazil and South Africa." Social Science and Medicine 59(6): 1127-1146.
- Burgard, Sarah A. 2004. "Factors associated with contraceptive use in late- and post-apartheid South Africa." Studies in Family Planning 35(2): 91-104.
- Burgard, Sarah A. 2002. "Does Race Matter? Children's Height in Brazil and South Africa." Demography 39(4): 763-790.
- Burgard on economic downturns and rise in US suicides
- Burgard in Slate on health impacts of job loss fear
- Burgard et al. find sudden loss of wealth at midlife linked to increased risk of mortality
- Findings by Burgard, Kalousova, and Seefeldt on the mental health impact of job insecurity
- Burgard and Seelye find job insecurity linked to psychological distress among workers in later years
- PRB report examines the impact of the Great Recession on older Americans
- House, Burgard, Schoeni et al find that unemployment and recession have contrasting effects on mortality risk
- Sarah Burgard and former PSC trainee Jennifer Ailshire win ASA award for paper
- Burgard says upside of recession may be a decline in mortality
- Burgard says working conditions drive mental health disparities seen in mid-life adults
- Kalousova and Burgard find credit card debt increases likelihood of foregoing medical care
- Work by Burgard, Brand, and House cited in Atlantic piece on recession and health
- Burgard comments on study linking unemployment and heart attacks among older workers
- Burgard interviewed for RWJF Human Capital Blog
- Burgard et al. find job insecurity has negative health impact on workers
- Seefeldt, Burgard, and Danziger look at fighting poverty in Detroit
- Burgard and Ailshire find family relations impact sleep