Collin Mueller
Postdoctoral Associate

Collin Mueller is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. Collin specializes in mixed methods research design and team-based ethnographic and qualitative interviewing techniques. His program of research is conceptually grounded in life course perspectives, relational ethnography, and cumulative advantage/disadvantage approaches. His current research explores how health, employment, and safety-net resource utilization trajectories unfold as individuals age, and how better understanding these processes may lead to improvements in primary health care practice and policy interventions to reduce health disparities among older adults.

Collin received his B.A. at Rice University, M.Div. at Duke Divinity School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Duke University. He has taught courses on inequality, organizations, and social science research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Duke and North Carolina Central University. He has presented at conferences including the annual meetings for the American Sociological Association and Gerontological Society of America, and his research has been published in peer-reviewed outlets including The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Compass, Race and Social Problems, and The Gerontologist. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Religious Research Association, A Foundation for Theological Education, Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. 

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