Mark Hayward, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, a faculty research associate of the Population Research Center, and director of the Population Health Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the Training Director of the Population Research Center.
His primary research addresses how life course exposures and events influence the morbidity and mortality experiences of the adult population. Recent studies have clarified how early life conditions influence socioeconomic, race and gender disparities in adult morbidity and mortality; the demography of race/ethnic and gender disparities in healthy life expectancy; social inequality in the biomarkers of aging, and the health consequences of marriage, divorce, and widowhood. Most recently, he has been investigating the fundamental inequalities in adult mortality in the United States arising from educational experience, differences in these associations by race and gender, and trends in inequality in mortality. Currently, he is part of a national scientific team examining the role of federal and state policies shaping the growing inequality in life chances in the US adult population. His research on these topics has been by the National Institute on Aging and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development. His recently published work has appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Demography, the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Social Science and Medicine.
Hayward recently served as the the president of the Southern Demographic Association, chair of the Aging and Life Course section of the American Sociological Association, and is the chair of the Sociology of Population section of the ASA. He has served on the boards of the Population Association of America and the Society of Biodemography and Social Biology, and he was a member and then chair of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research council. Currently, he is a member of the Committee on Population, National Academy of Sciences, and the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics. He recently served on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health and Society Scholars Program. He has also served on a number of scientific advisory boards at universities around the country as well as the National Institutes of Health, private foundations and federal agencies. He has a long-standing interest in enhancing the measurement and collection of population health data, particularly longitudinal data, and has served on the advisory boards of a number of national studies of population health.
Hayward received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington and a B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University.
- Farina, Mateo, Anna Zajacova, Jennifer Karas Montez and Mark D. Hayward. (2020 In press). “Geographic Inequality in Health Status Life Expectancies (HLE) in the US: How US State Differences in Disability and Mortality Shape HLE inequality.” American Journal of Public Health.
- Langa, Kenneth M., Eileen M. Crimmins, and Mark D. Hayward. (2020). “Examining Trends in Dementia Incidence and Prevalence Using an Age-Period-Cohort Framework.” In Oxford Textbook of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology. Carol Brayne, Valery L Feigin, Lernore J. Launer, and Giancarlo Logroscino (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.
- Asim, Muhammad, Zarak Husain Ahmed, Mark D. Hayward, and Elizabeth M. Widen. (2020). "Prelacteal Feeding Practices in Pakistan: A Mixed-Methods Study." International Breastfeeding Journal. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-020-00295-8
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Jason Beckfield, Julene Kemp Cooney, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, H. Zeyd Kotak, Steven H. Woolf, and Anna Zajacova. (2020) “US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy.” The Milbank Quarterly, n/a(n/a). doi:10.1111/1468-0009.12469
- Yahirun, Jenjira J., Sindhu Vasireddy, and Mark D. Hayward. (2020) “The Education of Multiple Family Members and the Life Course Pathways to Cognitive Impairment.” Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 75:e113-e128.
- Zhu, Yeyi, Lauren Mangini, Mark Hayward, and Michele Forman. 2020. “Food Insecurity and the Extremes of Childhood Weight: Defining Windows of Vulnerability.” International Journal of Epidemiology 49:519-527. PMC7266558.
- Farina, Mateo P., Mark D. Hayward, Jung Ki Kim, and Eileen M. Crimmins. 2020. "Racial and Educational Disparities in Dementia and Dementia-Free Life Expectancy." The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 75:e105-e112.
- Cantu, Phillip A., Connor Sheehan, Isaac Sasson, and Mark D. Hayward. 2019. “Increasing Educational Disparities in Healthy Life Expectancy Among U.S. Non-Hispanic Whites, 2000–2010.” The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbz145.
- Sasson, Isaac, and Mark D. Hayward. 2019. “Association Between Educational Attainment and Causes of Death Among White and Black US adults, 2010-2017.” Journal of the American Medical Association 322(8):756-763.
- Chiu, Chi-Tsun, Mark D. Hayward, Angelique Chan, and David B. Matchler. 2019. “Educational Differences in the Compression of Disability Incidence in the United States.” Social Science and Medicine-Population Health 7:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.100347. PMC6328098.
- Warner, David and Mark D. Hayward. 2019. “The Demography of Population Health.” Pp. 839-959 in Handbook of Population. 2nd edition. Dudley L. Posten, editor. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
- Sheehan, Connor, and Mark D. Hayward. 2019. “Black/White Differences in Mortality among Veteran and Non-Veteran Males.” Social Science Research 79:101-114.
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Mark D. Hayward, and Anna Zajacova. 2019. “Educational Disparities in Adult Health: U.S. States as Institutional Actors on the Association." Socius 5:1-14.
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Anna Zajacova, Mark D. Hayward, Steven H. Woolf, Derek Chapman, and Jason Beckfield. 2019.“Educational Disparities in Adult Mortality Across U.S. States: How Do They Differ, and Have They Changed Since the Mid-1980s.” Demography 52:621-644. PMC6450761.2018
- Mangini, Lauren D., Mark D. Hayward, Yeyi Zhu, Yongquan Dong, and Michele R. Forman. 2018. “Timing of Household Food Insecurity Exposures and Asthma in a Cohort of U.S. School-Aged Children.” BMJ Open 8:e021683. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021683. PMC6278782
- Walsemann, Katrina M., Robert A. Hummer, and Mark D. Hayward. 2018. “Heterogeneity in Educational Pathways and Health Behavior of U.S. Young Adults.” Population Research and Policy Review37:343-366.PMC6155998
- Crimmins, Eileen M., Yasuhiko Saito, Jung Ki Kim, Yuan Zhang, Isaac Sasson, Mark D. Hayward. 2018. “Educational Differences in the Prevalence of Dementia and Life Expectancy with Dementia in the United States: Changes from 2000 to 2010.” Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 73(supple_1):S20-S28.
- National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. 2018. Hayward, Mark D. and Malay K. Majmundar (eds.), Future Directions for the Demography of Aging, Proceedings of a Workshop. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC.
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Anna Zajacova, and Mark D. Hayward. 2017. “Contextualizing the Social Determinants of Health: Disparities in Disability by Educational Attainment Across US States.” American Journal of Public Health 107:1101-1108. PMCID: PMC5463211.
- Yahirun, Jenjira, Connor M. Sheehan and Mark D. Hayward. 2017. “Adult Children's Education and Changes to Parents' Physical Health in Mexico.” Social Science & Medicine 181:93-101. PMCID: PMC5600815.
- Olson, Julie S. and Mark D. Hayward. 2017. “Breastfeeding, Overweight Status and Inflammation.” Social Science Research 64:226-236. PMCID: PMC5380147.
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Mark D. Hayward, and Douglas Wolf. 2017. “Do U.S. States’ Socioeconomic and Policy Contexts Shape Adult Disability?” Social Science & Medicine 178:115-126. PMCID: PMC5388855.
- Montez, Jennifer Karas, Anna Zajacova, and Mark D. Hayward. 2016. “Explaining Inequalities in Women's Mortality between U.S. States.” Social Science & Medicine - Population Health 2:561-571.
- Chiu, Chi-Tsun, Mark D. Hayward, and Yasuhiko Saito. 2016. “A Comparison of Educational Differences on Physical Health, Mortality, and Healthy Life Expectancy in Japan and the United States.” Journal of Aging and Health 28:1256-1278.
- Zhang, Zhenmei, Mark D. Hayward and Yan-Liang Yu. 2016. “Life Course Pathways to Racial Disparities in Cognitive Impairment among Older Americans.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57:184-199. PMCID: PMC4933020
- Hayward, Mark D., and Connor A. Sheehan. 2016. “Does the Body Forget: Adult Health, Life Course Dynamics, and Social Change.” Pp. 355-368 in Handbook on the Life Course, 2nd Edition, edited by Michael Shanahan, Jeylan Mortimer, and Monica Johnson. Springer Press.
- Yahirun, Jenjira, Connor Sheehan, and Mark D. Hayward. 2016. “Adult Children’s Education and Parents’ Functional Limitations in Mexico." Research on Aging 38:322-45. PMCID: PMC4880485
- Mangini, Lauren, Mark D. Hayward, Yongquan Dong, and Michele R. Forman. 2015. “Household Food Insecurity is Associated with Childhood Asthma.” Journal of Nutrition 145:2756-2764.
- Hummer, Robert A., and Mark D. Hayward. 2015. “Hispanic Older Adult Health and Longevity in the United States: Current Patterns and Concerns for the Future.” Daedulus 144(2):20-30. PMCID: PMC4465804
- Krueger, Patrick M. Douglas P. Jutte, Luisa Franzini, Irma Elo, and Mark D. Hayward. 2015. “Family Structure and Multiple Domains of Child Wellbeing in the United States: A Cross Sectional Study.” Population Health Metrics. 13:6. DOI 10.1186/s12963-015-038-0. PMCID: PMC4343278
- Lariscy, Joseph T., Robert A. Hummer, and Mark D. Hayward. 2015. “Hispanic Adult Mortality in the United States: A Review, New Estimates, and Comparisons to Other Population Groups.” Demography 52:1-14. PMCID: PMC4318748
- Hayward, Mark D., Robert A. Hummer and Isaac Sasson. 2015. “Trends and Group Differences in the Association between Educational Attainment and U.S. Adult Mortality: Implications for Understanding Education’s Causal Influence.” Social Science & Medicine 127: 8-18. PMCID: PMC4324094