Social and biological determinants of dementia and cognitive aging, life course health development, social stratification, inequality.
Mark is a PhD candidate in sociology studying population trends and disparities in dementia from a life course perspective. He was a predoctoral trainee in the population studies (2017-2019) and population health (2019-2021) training programs before joining the MPC as a Senior Data Analyst. Mark primarily works with health and aging surveys (e.g., WLS, HRS) that have been linked to the 1940 Census to study the long-term impact of early life exposures. His dissertation focuses on describing and explaining recent declines in age-specific dementia prevalence in the United States.
Lee, Mark, Tim Hughes, Kristen M. George, Michael Griswold, Jeannette Simino, and Pamela L. Lutsey. “The Moderating Influence of Education on Genetic Risk for Dementia.” Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. September 28-October 1, 2020.
Lee, Mark, John Robert Warren, and Joseph Ferrie. “Association of Childhood Lead Exposure with Late Life Cognition and Psychological Traits.” Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. Seattle, WA. October 1-4, 2019.
Lee, Mark. “For Whom Does Agency Matter Most?: Gendered Pathways Toward Upward Educational Attainment.” American Sociological Association. New York, NY. August 9-13, 2019.
Mortimer, Jeylan T. and Mark Lee. “How Do Grandparents’ and Parents’ Educational Attainments Influence Parents’ Educational Expectations for Children?” American Sociological Association. New York, NY. August 9-13, 2019.
Lee, Mark. “Obesity Among U.S. Rural Adults: Longitudinal Evidence from a Nationally Representative Cohort.” Population Association of America. Austin, TX. April 11-13, 2019.