Scott Landes

Associate Professor, Sociology

Scott Landes

Contact Information

320B Lyman Hall
(315) 443-3233
Curriculum Vitae
Scott Landes CV

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology
Aging Studies Institute


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014


Sociology of Disability, Medical Sociology, Aging and the Life Course, Military Veterans


SOC 318 - Introduction to Research

SOC 400/600 – Veterans Across the Life Course 

SOC 800 - Sociology of Disability


Scott Landes is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate at the Aging Studies Institute. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Florida in 2014. He spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. 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 developmental disability, and for veterans. His other primary research focus addresses the intersections of intellectual disability and social theory.


Select papers (see CV for complete list):

Landes, Scott D. and Nikita Lillaney. 2019. "Trend Change in the Intellectual Disability Nursing Home Census from 1977 to 2004." American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 124(5):427-37. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-124.5.427.

Landes, Scott D. and Richard A. Settersten, Jr. 2019. "The inseparability of agency and linked lives." Advances in Life Course Research. Online First. 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. and Andrew S. London. 2018. "Self-Reported ADHD and Adult Health in the United States." Journal of Attention Disorders. Online First. doi:10.1177/1087054718757648.

Landes, Scott D., Andrew S. London, and Janet M. Wilmoth. 2018. “Mortality Differences Among Veterans and Nonveterans: Does Type of Health Care Coverage Matter?” Population Research and Policy Review 37(4):517-37. doi:10.1007/s11113-018-9468-2.

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.

Research Interests

Mortality trends for adults with developmental disability

Morbidity and mortality trends for military veterans

Intersection of disability experience and the life course paradigm