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Katherine King SOC

Postdoctoral Scholar at Duke University

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Joint Ph.D. program with Public Policy, Trainee in Population Studies Center, Center for Chinese Studies and the Center for Global Health
  • Fields of Study
    • Health and Healthcare
    • Social Demography
  • About

    Katherine King is a doctoral candidate in Sociology and Public Policy.  Her interests focus on spatial and multilevel quantitative methods in exploring the implications of the social and built environment for social stratification, social disparities, and particularly for individual health and well-being.  Her dissertation examines neighborhood contributions to racial/ethnic disparities in biological risk, identifies ecological predictors of personality, and investigates built environment predictors of social capital in Chicago.  She is also engaged in research on how to better measure characteristics of neighborhood physical environments.  Her work on China explores implications of fertility planning policy and socioeconomic development for fertility in China, and examines how community context predicts individual health.

  • Education
    • M.A. China (Asian Studies), 2006
    • B.S.E. (Industrial and Operations Engineering), 2002
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Quantitative Methodology, Stratification/Mobility, Urban Sociology
  • Dissertation
    • The Urban Built Environment and Well-Being: Biological, Psychosocial, and Social Dimensions (James House, Chair)