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Adrianne Frech

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


  • Tumin, Dmitry, Adrianne Frech, Jamie L. Lynch, Vidya T. Raman, Tarun Bhalla, and Joseph D. Tobias. 2019. “Weight Gain Trajectory and Pain Interference in Young Adulthood: Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort study.” Pain Medicine. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz184.
  • Dill, Janette and Adrianne Frech. 2019. “Providing for a Family in the Working Class: Gender and employment after the birth of a child.” Social Forces. 98(1):183-210. doi:10.1093/sf/soy106.
  • 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.
  • Frech, Adrianne, Ginny Natale+, & Dmitry Tumin. 2018. “Couples’ employment after spousal kidney donation.” Social Work in Health Care 57(10): 880-889.doi:10.1080/00981389.2018.1523823. +Graduate student coauthor.
  • Frech, Adrianne, Ginny Natale+, Don Hayes, Jr., & Dmitry Tumin. 2018. “Marital Status and Return to Work after Living Kidney Donation.” +Graduate student coauthor. Progress in Transplantation. doi: 10.1177/1526924818781560
  • Frech, Adrianne, Matthew Painter, and Jonathan Vespa*. 2017. “Marital Biography and Women’s Wealth.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38(2): 279-292. *First two authors contributed equally. doi: 10.1007/s10834-016-9508-1.
  • Damaske, Sarah, Jenifer Bratter, and Adrianne Frech. 2017. “Single Mother Families and Employment, Race, and Poverty in Changing Economic Times.” Social Science Research 62(February): 120-133. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.008.
  • Frech, Adrianne, Jamie Lynch, and Peter Barr+. 2016. “Health Consequences of Same and Opposite-Sex Unions: Partnership, parenthood, and cardiovascular risk among young adults.” Journal of Behavioral Medicine 39(1):13-27. +Graduate student coauthor.
  • Damaske, Sarah and Adrianne Frech*. 2016. “Women’s Work Pathways across the Life Course.” Demography 53(2):365-391. *Authors contributed equally.
  • Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Fenaba Addo, & Adrianne Frech. 2015. “Early Childbearing, Marriage, & Women’s Health at Midlife.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56(4): 514-533.
  • Painter, Matthew, Adrianne Frech, & Kristi Williams*. 2015. “Nonmarital Fertility, Union History, and Women’s Wealth.” Demography 52(1): 153-182. *First two authors contributed equally.
  • Frech, Adrianne. 2014. “Pathways to Adulthood and Healthy Behavior Trajectories.” Advances in Life Course Research 19(March): 40-49.
  • Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Adrianne Frech, Fenaba Addo, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013. “Mothers’ Union Histories and the Mental and Physical Health of Adolescents Born to Unmarried Mothers.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54(3):278-295. Lead article.
  • Sharon Sassler, Kristi Williams, Fenaba R. Addo, Adrianne Frech, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013. “Family Structure & High School Graduation: How Children Born to Unmarried Mothers Fare.” Genus: Journal of Population Sciences, 69(2):1-12.
  • Frech, Adrianne and Sarah Damaske*. 2012. “The Relationships between Mothers’ Work Pathways and Mental and Physical Health.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53(4): 396-412. *Authors contributed equally. Lead article.
  • Frech, Adrianne. 2012. “Healthy Behavior Trajectories between Adolescence and Young Adulthood.” Advances in Life Course Research 15(June):59-68.
  • Frech, Adrianne and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. 2011. “Maternal Mental Health, Neighborhood Characteristics, and Time Investments in Children.” Journal of Marriage and Family 73(June):605-620.
  • Williams, Kristi, Sharon Sassler, Adrianne Frech, Elizabeth Cooksey, and Fenaba Addo. 2011. “Nonmarital Childbearing, Union History, and Health at Midlife.” American Sociological Review 76(June):465-486.