Professor Pamela Herd will discuss whether being smarter makes a person healthier at a seminar on Tuesday, October 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Herd is professor of public affairs and sociology, and principal investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.
Broadly, her work focuses on aging, policy, health and inequality. She has two streams of research. One stream examines how social policies (i.e., Social Security) affect gender, race, and class inequalities. The second stream focuses on the relationship between social factors and health. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.