Scott Landes

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Scott Landes

Contact Information

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

Aging Studies Institute


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014


Disability, Veterans, Mortality, Aging and the Life Course


SOC 318 - Introduction to Research

SOC 800 - Sociology of Disability


Scott Landes 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 disability and for veterans. His other research addresses intellectual disability and social theory, care worker job outcomes, and spirituality and death. 



Peer Reviewed Articles

Landes, Scott D., Andrew S. London, and Janet M. Wilmoth. Forthcoming. “Mortality Differences Among Veterans and Nonveterans: Does Type of Health Care Coverage Matter?” Population Research and Policy Review. Online First, April 2018.

Landes, Scott D. and Andrew S. London. Forthcoming. "Self-Reported ADHD and Adult Health in the United States." Journal of Attention Disorders. Online First, February 2018.

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.

Landes, Scott D. 2017. "The Intellectual Disability Mortality Disadvantage: Diminishing with Age?" American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 122(2):192-207.

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.

London, Andrew S. and Scott D. Landes. 2016. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Adult Mortality." Preventive Medicine 90(September 2016):8-10. 

Weng, Suzie S. and Scott D. Landes. 2016. "Culture and Language Discordance in the Workplace: Evidence from the National Home Health Aide Survey." The Gerontologist (Advance online access, August 5, 2016). 

Landes, Scott D., Monika Ardelt, George E. Vaillant and Robert J. Waldinger. 2014. "Childhood Adversity, Midlife Generativity, and Later Life Well-Being." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 69B(6):942-52.

Landes, Scott D. and Chuck W. Peek. 2013. "Death by Mental Retardation? The Influence of Ambiguity on Death Certificate Coding Error for Adults with Intellectual Disability." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 57(12):1183-90. 

Landes, Scott D. and Monika Ardelt. 2011. "The Relationship between Spirituality and Death Fear in Aging Adults." Counselling and Spirituality 30(2):87-112.

Ardelt, Monika, Scott D. Landes and George E. Vaillant. 2010. "The Long-Term Effects of World War II Combat Exposure on Later Life Well-Being Moderated by Generativity." Research in Human Development 7(3):202 - 20. 

Landes, Scott D. 2010. "Deliberating Death." Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling 64(1):4.1-9.

Landes, Scott D. 2010. "Practicing Discernment: Pastoral Care in Crisis Situations." Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling 61(1):5.1-8.

Book Chapters/Appendices

Landes, Scott D., Monika Ardelt and Ann T. Landes. 2018. "Exploring the Veteran Mortality Differential: The Influence of War Era and Smoking Behavior." Pp. 187-206 in Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service: The Health and Well-Being of Aging Veterans, edited by A. Spiro, R. A. Settersten and C. M. Aldwin. Washington, DC: APA.

Janet M. Wilmoth, Scott D. Landes, Andrew S. London, and Alair MacLean. 2018. “Online Appendix A: Recommendations for Defining Periods of Military Service and Corresponding Age-18 Cohorts” in Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service: The Health and Well-Being of Aging Veterans, edited by A. Spiro, R. A. Settersten and C. M. Aldwin. Washington, DC: APA.  

Ardelt, Monika, Scott D. Landes, Kathryn R. Gerlach and Leah P. Fox. 2013. "Rediscovering Internal Strengths of the Aged: The Beneficial Impact of Wisdom, Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Spirituality on Aging Well." in Positive Psychology: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation, edited by J. D. Sinnott. New York: Springer.

Research Interests

Medical sociology, disability, aging and the life course, veterans