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Scott Landes

Scott Landes

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320B Lyman Hall

Scott Landes

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology Department

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute


SOC 606 – Quantitative Research Design
SOC 355/655 - Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 800 – Sociology of Disability
SOC 400/600 – Veterans Across the Life Course

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014


Scott Landes is an associate professor of sociology and faculty associate in the Aging Studies Institute. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Florida in 2014.

Informed by his interest in medical sociology, aging and the life course, and disability theory, the majority of his research focuses on health and mortality trends across the life course for those with intellectual and developmental disability, and for veterans. His other primary research focus addresses the intersections of intellectual disability and social theory.


Sociology of disability, medical sociology, aging and the life course, military veterans

Research Interests

Mortality trends for adults with intellectual and developmental disability, morbidity and mortality trends for military veterans, disability and life course theory



Select papers (see CV for complete list)

Landes, Scott D., Margaret A. Turk, Marco R. Damiani, Philip Proctor and Sarah Baier. 2021. "Risk Factors Associated with Covid-19 Outcomes among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Receiving Residential Services." JAMA Network Open 4(6):e2112862-e62. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.12862.

Landes, Scott D., Margaret A. Turk and David A. Ervin. 2021. "Covid-19 Case-Fatality Disparities among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Evidence from 12 Us Jurisdictions." Disability and Health Journal:101116. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101116.

Landes, Scott D., Janet M. Wilmoth, Katherine E. McDonald and Erika Carter-Grosso. 2021. "Evidence of Continued Reduction in the Age-at-Death Disparity between Adults with and without Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities." Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 34(3): 916-920. doi: 10.1111/jar.12840.

Landes, Scott D. and Richard A. Settersten, Jr. 2019. "The inseparability of agency and linked lives." Advances in Life Course Research. 42: 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2019.100306.

Landes, Scott D., J. Dalton Stevens, and Margaret A. Turk. 2019. “The Obscuring Effect of Coding Developmental Disability as the Underlying Cause of Death on Mortality Trends for Adults with Developmental Disability: A Cross-Sectional Study Utilizing U.S. Mortality Data from 2012 to 2016.” BMJ Open. 9:e026614. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026614.

Landes, Scott D. 2017. "The Association between Education and Mortality for Adults with Intellectual Disability." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 58(1):70-85. doi:10.1177/0022146516683227.

Landes, Scott D., JeffriAnne Wilder and Desiree Williams. 2017. "The Effect of Race and Birth Cohort on the Veteran Mortality Differential." Social Science & Medicine 179:36-44. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.02.030.