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Scott Landes

Scott Landes

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320B Lyman Hall

Scott Landes

Associate Professor, Sociology Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies


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 disabled people, and for veterans. His other primary research focus addresses the intersections of disability and social theory.

Areas of Expertise

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., J. Dalton Stevens and Margaret A. Turk. 2022. "Postmortem Diagnostic Overshadowing: Reporting Cerebral Palsy on Death Certificates." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Online first. doi: 10.1177/00221465221078313.

Landes, Scott D., Janet M. Wilmoth, Katherine E. McDonald and Alyssa N. Smith†. 2022. "Racial-Ethnic Inequities in Age at Death among Adults with/without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the United States." Preventive Medicine 156:106985. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.106985.

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, Margaret K. Formica, Katherine E. McDonald and J. Dalton Stevens†. 2020. "Covid-19 Outcomes among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State." Disability and Health Journal. 13(4):1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.100969.

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., 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.