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James B. Kirby

Service Fellow, 1999

Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Research Interests
Family and health
Access and utilization of health care services
Aging and health

Current Research Projects
The Relative Performance of Two Estimators for Structural Equation Models in the Presence of Misspecification (with Kenneth Bollen)
The Wellbeing of Adolescents: Do Coresident Grandparents Make a Difference? (with Peter Uhlenberg)
The Insurance Status of Adolescents Living in Surrogate Parent Families (with Toshiko Kaneda)
"From single-mother families to stepfamilies: Does the transition influence adolescent alcohol use?"
"Has the increase in HMO enrollment within the Medicaid population changed the pattern of health service use and expenditures?" (with Steve Machlin and Joel Cohen)
"Understanding Hispanic/Latino 'Otherness' in a Survey That Allows Multi-race Reporting" (with Gregg Talieferro)

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Coordinator of Sociologist Recruiting Committee, Division of Social and Economic Research
Lead analyst, enhancements to the Access and Satisfaction Supplements of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

Survey Experience
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

Referee Experience
Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior

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