Collin Mueller
Postdoctoral Scholar

Collin Mueller is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development 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 social status, exposure to stress and the availability of psycho-social coping resources, healthcare usage trajectories, and changes in health status unfold as individuals age, and how better understanding these processes can inform primary health care delivery for disadvantaged patients and contribute to policy interventions to more effectively 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 Institute on Aging, National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Religious Research Association, 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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