The Yun Kim Population Research Laboratory
The Yun Kim Population Lab will celebrate fifty years as an active and vibrant member of the USU community and of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology. To mark this important moment in the Lab's history, we will hold an anniversary party. We hope you can join us.
WHEN: Oct. 12, 2018, beginning at 8am
WHERE: Eccles Conference Center
WHO: Graduates and friends of the Lab
WHY: To celebrate this exciting milestone and to reconnect with friends
For more information and to REGISTER for the event, please click the 50th Anniversary tab above.
Since its inception in 1968, The Yun Kim Population Research Laboratory (PRL) has served as a center for demographic research and training at Utah State University. Today, the primary mission of the PRL is to stimulate and support quality scientific research on a range of population issues affecting our state, nation and world. Research productivity among our faculty facilitates another key mission of the PRL – to train and mentor the next generation of applied demographers and population scholars through the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Sociology. Through seminars and research support, the PRL serves to create a vibrant community of population scholars at Utah State University.
Yun Kim Retirement Party, c. 2000
Max Roberts, Ph.D. (Reither, chair)
Andrew Burger, Ph.D. (Reither, chair)
Amin Etemadifar, Ph.D. (Reither, chair)
Emily Young, M.S. (Reither, chair)
Donghyun Kim, M.S. (Lim, chair)
Guizhen Ma, Ph.D. (Hoffman, chair)
Samantha Patterson, M.S. (Berry, chair)
Hannah Collins, M.S. (Ciciurkaite, chair)
- The impact of obesity on mortality among U.S. adults
- Associations between job quality and divorce risks
- Aging, ethnicity and land use change in rural communities
- Gendered immigration patterns in new U.S. destinations
- Mother’s nonstandard employment and children’s health
- Longitudinal associations between sleep and obesity among U.S. adults
- The impact of “bad jobs” on marriage
- Food insecurity, functional limitation and mental health among U.S. adults
- Weight stigma and discriminatory experiences at the intersection of race/ethnicity, class and gender
- The Great Recession, its aftermath, and patterns of rural population change
- Ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination rates
- Early family building behaviors and subsequent well-being
- The impact of educational attainment on type-2 diabetes
- Determinants of overweight and obesity among adolescents
- Marriage and women’s health in Japan
- The effects of education on labor force transitions among married women in Japan
- Age, period and cohort effects on suicide mortality in Japan and South Korea
- Gender ideology, migration decisions, and destination selection in the Republic of Georgia
- Educational differences in early childbearing: a cross-national comparative study
- Infant mortality in Kyrgyzstan before and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
- Educational Migration from Turkmenistan
AREAS OF RESEARCH
- U.S. and International Migration
- Population Health and Quality of Life
- Mortality Determinants and Longevity Forecasts
- Social Inequality and Health Disparities
- Family Challenges Facing the U.S. and Southeast Asia
- The Demographic Consequences of Labor Market Disruptions
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (UAES)
- The Yun Kim Population Research Laboratory Endowment
- The Yun and Wendy Kim Fellowship in Population Studies
- Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State
- Utah Population Estimates Committee
- Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
- Utah State Data Center
Ciciurkaite, G., & Perry, B. L. (2017). Body weight, perceived weight stigma and mental health among women at the intersection of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status: Insights from the modified labelling approach. Sociology of Health & Illness.
Burger, A. E., Reither, E. N., Hofmann, E. T., & Mamelund, S. E. (2017). The Influence of Hispanic Ethnicity and Nativity Status on 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Vaccination Uptake in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-8.
Ciciurkaite, G., & Brown, R.B. (2017). “Food Insecurity and Psychological Distress: A Gendered Issue?” Advances in Medical Sociology 18: 59-76.
Jeon, S. Y., Reither, E. N., & Masters, R. K. (2016). A population-based analysis of increasing rates of suicide mortality in Japan and South Korea, 1985–2010. BMC public health, 16(1), 356.
Lim, S., & Raymo, J. M. (2016). Marriage and Women's Health in Japan. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(3), 780-796.
Lucero, J. L., Lim, S., & Santiago, A. M. (2016). Changes in economic hardship and intimate partner violence: a family stress framework. Journal of family and economic issues, 37(3), 395-406.
DeRoo, L. A., Wilcox, A. J., Lie, R. T., Romitti, P. A., Pedersen, D. A., Munger, R. G., ... & Wehby, G. L. (2016). Maternal alcohol binge-drinking in the first trimester and the risk of orofacial clefts in offspring: a large population-based pooling study. European journal of epidemiology, 31(10), 1021-1034.
Berry, E. H. (2014). “Thinking about Rural Health” Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s. Leif Jensen, Conner Bailey, and Elizabeth Ransom (eds.) U of West Virginia Press. Pp661-676.
Glasgow, N. E., Berry, E. H. (2013). Rural Aging in 21st Century America. New York: Springer.
Buckley, C., & Hofmann, E. T. (2012). Are Remittances an Effective Mechanism for Development? Evidence from Tajikistan, 1999–2007. Journal of Development Studies, 48(8), 1121-1138.
IN THE NEWS
A specialization in demography explores issues of population change, migration, and health outcomes. Graduate coursework is provided in social demography, population theories and policies, demographic research methods, and various special topic seminars. The orientation is twofold: basic and policy-oriented research on sociological aspects of demographic structure and processes including migration, marriage and fertility, morbidity and mortality, and technical demographic topics such as population estimates and projections; and demographic training to domestic and international students relevant to their respective settings.
Demographic topics are highly interrelated with issues of central concern involving environmental, community, and social change. Faculty research endeavors encompass a broad range of local, regional, national, and international projects. Their topics include areas of migration and population redistribution, health and disability, family demography, life course and aging, population/environment interactions, labor force, and population estimates and projections.
The Kim Population Laboratory is excited to announce that October of 2018 will be its Fiftieth Anniversary as an active and vibrant member of the Utah State University community and of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology.
In honor of this important milestone, we will be holding an Anniversary Party on 12 October 2018. We hope that you will save that date and be prepared to join us in Logan for a day-long celebration. The event will include several brief talks by friends and graduates of the Lab, and will, of course, end with a reception honoring each of you as friends and graduates.
I hope that you will be able to join us on this date. We look forward to having you back in Logan with all of us. If, between now and then, you have questions, please feel free to contact me at the addresses below. Thank you.
E. (Eddy) Helen Berry, Director