Faculty Associates

Patricia A. Thomas

Contact Information
Email: pthomas4@purdue.edu
Office: STON 339 Map
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Associate Professor of Sociology

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Education


PhD Duke University Sociology 2010

Research Interests


Aging, life course, social relationships, social position, and health

Selected Publications


Thomas, Patricia A. and Seoyoun Kim. 2020 (Advanced Access). “Lost Touch? Implications of Physical Touch for Physical Health.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, gbaa134.

Gauthier, G. Robin, Jeffery Smith, Catherine García, Marc A. García, and Patricia A. Thomas. 2020 (Advanced Access). “Exacerbating Inequalities: Social Networks, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, gbaa117.

Thomas, Patricia A., Amy Lodge, and Corinne Reczek. 2019. “Do Support and Strain with Adult Children Affect Mothers’ and Fathers’ Physical Activity?” Research on Aging, vol. 41(2): 164-185.

Kim, Seoyoun and Patricia A. Thomas. 2019. “Direct and Indirect Pathways from Social Support to Health?” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, vol. 74 (6):1072–1080.

Thomeer, Mieke Beth, Elaine Hernandez, Debra Umberson, and Patricia A. Thomas. 2019. “Influence of Social Connections on Smoking Behavior across the Life Course.” Advances in Life Course Research, vol. 42: 100294.

Richards, Elizabeth A., Patricia A. Thomas, *Anna K. Forster, Zachary Hass. 2019. “A Longitudinal Examination of the Impact of Major Life Events on Physical Activity.” Health Education & Behavior, vol. 46(3): 398-405.

Thomas, Patricia A., Amy Lodge, and Corinne Reczek. 2019. “Do Support and Strain with Adult Children Affect Mothers’ and Fathers’ Physical Activity?” Research on Aging, vol. 41(2): 164-185.

Thomas, Patricia A. and Debra Umberson. 2018. “Do Older Adults’ Relationships with Their Adult Children Affect Cognitive Limitations, and Does this Differ for Mothers and Fathers?” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, vol. 73(6): 1133-1142.

Thomas, Patricia A., Hui Liu, and Debra Umberson. 2017. “Family Relationships and Well-Being.” Innovation in Aging, vol. 1(3): 1-11, igx025.

Umberson, Debra, Mieke Beth Thomeer, Kristi Williams, Patricia A. Thomas, and Hui Liu. 2016. “Childhood Adversity and Men’s Relationships in Adulthood: Life Course Processes and Racial Disadvantage.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, vol. 71(5): 902-913.

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