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Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins, PhD (He/him/his)

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Sociologist. Educator. Social Justice Advocate.

Welcome to my site! I am currently an Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Affiliate for Gerontology, and Director of the Health Equity Research Collective at Missouri State University. Please browse my site for  more information on my research, teaching, and service. 

Research Interests

  • Aging and the Life Course

  • Disparities in Health and Aging

  • Social Integration and Health

  • College Student Health and Wellbeing

  • Cognitive Aging and Dementia

  • Intersectionality and Health

  • Academic Advising for Communities of Color


Thierry, Amy D., Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins, Marina Armendariz, Allison Sullivan, and Heather R. Farmer. 2021. "Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Cognitive Functioning among Diverse Older Adults: An Intersectional Approach." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(5):1-14. 

Sherman-Wilkins, Kyler J., and Amy D. Thierry. 2019. "Education as the Great Equalizer? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Returns of Education on Cognitive Functioning in Late Life." Geriatrics 4(5):1-13.

Alwin, Duane F., Jason R. Thomas, and Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins. 2018. "Race, Social Relations, and the Life Course." in Social Networks and the Life Course, edited D. Alwin, D. Felmlee, and D. Kreager. New York, NY: Springer. 

Pudrovska, Tetyana, Eric Reither, *Ellis Logan, and *Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins. 2014. "Gender and Reinforcing Association between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Body Mass over the Life Course." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 55(3):283-301. 


Contact Info

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897

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