Adrianne Frech

Adrianne Frech


Associate Professor

Faculty, Health and Rehabilitation Science

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Research Summary

Dr. Frech's research investigates relationships between gender, work, families and health.

Educational background

  • B.A., Sociology & Anthropology – Denison University
  • Ph.D., Sociology – The Ohio State University
  • Postdoc, Rice University

Classes taught

  • Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base, Writing Intensive

Research summary

My research investigates relationships between gender, work, families, and health. I am particularly interested in midlife health, around ages 40 and 50.

Recent articles

  • Frech, Adrianne, Sarah Damaske*, and Adrienne Ohler. 2022. “Unemployment Trajectories across the Life Course and Health.” Journal of Aging and Health. doi: 10.1177/08982643221091775. *First two authors contributed equally.
  • Frech, Adrianne, Jason Houle, and Dmitry Tumin. 2021. “Trajectories of Unsecured Debt and Health at Midlife.” SSM-Population Health 15(September). doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100846.
  • Frech, Adrianne, Jake Tarrence+, Ginny Natale, and Dmitry Tumin. 2021. “Ventricular Assist Device Technology and Black-White Disparities on the Heart Transplant Wait List.” Progress in Transplantation 31(1):80-87. doi: 10.1177/1526924820978591. +Graduate student coauthor.
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  • Tumin, Dmitry, Adrianne Frech, Jamie L. Lynch, Vidya T. Raman, Tarun Bhalla, and Joseph D. Tobias. 2020. “Weight Gain Trajectory and Pain Interference in Young Adulthood: Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort study.” Pain Medicine 21(3):439-447. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz184.
  • Frech, Adrianne, and Sarah Damaske*. 2019. “Men’s Income Trajectories and Physical and Mental Health at Midlife.” American Journal of Sociology 124(5):1372-1412. doi: 10.1086/702775. *Authors contributed equally.

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