Ph.D. University of Akron Sociology 1981
Life course inequality, minority health, obesity and health, religion and health
Health and aging, medical sociology, longitudinal data analysis, minority health
National Institute on Aging
National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
AARP Andrus Foundation
Rinaldo, Lindsay A. and Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2012. "Inequality, Health." Encyclopedia of Globalization. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2011. "Health and Aging: Early Origins, Persistent Inequalities?" In Handbook of Sociology of Aging (edited by Richard A. Settersten and Jacquelyn L. Angel). Netherlands: Springer.
Schafer, Markus H., Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Sharon R. Williams. 2011. "Low Socioeconomic Status and Body Mass Index as Risk Factors for Inflammation in Older Adults: Conjoint Influence on C-Reactive Protein?" Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 66 (in press).
Shippee, Tetyana Pylypiv, Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. 2011. "Racial Disparity in Access to Cardiac Intensive Care over 20 Years" Ethnicity and Health 11 (in press)
Schafer, Markus H., Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Sarah A. Mustillo. 2011. "Children of Misfortune: Early Adversity and Cumulative Inequality in Perceived Life Trajectories" American Journal of Sociology 116 (in press).
Schafer, Markus H. and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2011. "The Stigma of Obesity: Does Perceived Weight Discrimination Affect Identity and Physical Health?" Social Psychology Quarterly 73 (in press).
Pressler, Karis A. and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2010. "Assistive Device Use as a Dynamic Acquisition Process in Later Life." The Gerontologist 50:371-381.
Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2010. "Aging." Pp. 228-250 in Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World, Second Edition (edited by Cynthia Benn Tweedell). Marion, IN: Triangle Publishing.
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