Professor & Associate Chair
Feinian Chen received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and was trained in social demography at the Carolina Population Center. Her research crosscuts a range of areas in demography, family sociology, aging, and quantitative methodology. Her main research interests include women’s work and family, intergenerational relations, population aging and health, and simulation studies of structural equation models. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Demography, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and Sociological Methods and Research. Currently she is actively involved in two on-going NIH funded projects on the multidimensional pathways of aging for women in the Philippines and the racial-ethnic differentials in the health implications of grandparenting in the U.S.