Robert A. Hummer

Robert A. Hummer

Robert Hummer is the Howard W. Odum Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Fellow of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He is currently Co-Director of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (with Kathleen Mullan Harris) and will assume the Director position in late 2020. He is also currently President-Elect of the Population Association of America (PAA) and will serve as PAA President in 2021. Dr. Hummer’s research focuses on the accurate description and more complete understanding of population health and mortality patterns and trends in the United States. He has published several books and about 150 journal articles and book chapters in his areas of study to date, including in journals in sociology, demography, public health, epidemiology, and medicine. In 2010, he was honored with the Clifford Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement by the Population Association of America.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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09 June 2020 | descriptive finding

Greater mortality variability in the United States in comparison with peer countries

Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Justin M. Vinneau, Elizabeth M. Lawrence

Volume: 42 Article ID: 36
Pages: 1039–1056
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.36

25 February 2020 | research article

The persistent southern disadvantage in US early life mortality, 1965‒2014

Nathan T. Dollar, Iliya Gutin, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, David B. Braudt, Samuel Fishman, Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer

Volume: 42 Article ID: 11
Pages: 343–382
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.11

26 August 2014 | descriptive finding

Age patterns of racial/ethnic/nativity differences in disability and physical functioning in the United States

Jennifer Melvin, Robert A. Hummer, Irma T. Elo, Neil K. Mehta

Volume: 31 Article ID: 17
Pages: 497–510
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.31.17

08 December 2011 | research article

Assimilation and emerging health disparities among new generations of U.S. children

Erin R. Hamilton, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Robert A. Hummer, Yolanda C. Padilla

Volume: 25 Article ID: 25
Pages: 783–818
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.25

10 March 2006 | research article

Race/Ethnic differences and age-variation in the effects of birth outcomes on infant mortality in the U.S.

Daniel A. Powers, W. Parker Frisbie, Robert A. Hummer, Starling G. Pullum, Patricio Solis

Volume: 14 Article ID: 10
Pages: 179–216
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2006.14.10