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Brian Finch

Professor (Research) of Sociology and Spatial Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-2774
Office: ICT 2000

Curriculum Vitae
Southern California Population Research Center (SCPRC)
Center for Economic and Social Research

Biographical Sketch

Brian Finch’s work crosses the disciplinary boundaries of social demography, social epidemiology and medical sociology to investigate the causes and correlates of population health disparities. Specifically, Finch analyzes socioeconomic and race/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and behaviors among adults and biological/social interactions across the early life course.


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 6/2000
M.A. Sociology, San Diego State University, 6/1997
B.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 6/1993

Postdoctoral Training

Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, University of California at Berkeley, 09/2000-07/2002  

Description of Research

Research Specialties

Social Demography; Population Health and Health Disparities; Quantitative Methods

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Center for Economic and Social Research, Research Associate,
Southern California Population Research Center, Director,
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