University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Donald A. Lloyd

Donald LloydDonald A. Lloyd is a research associate professor at the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging in the USC School of Social Work. The mission of the Roybal Institute includes a focus on problems of aging in minority and low-income populations. Lloyd joined USC in 2010 after serving as assistant professor at Florida State University (FSU) and research scientist at Florida International University and University of Miami. At FSU he developed a popular graduate seminar on life course epidemiology; his additional teaching responsibilities focused on methods of quantitative data analysis and research design. Lloyd earned his doctorate in sociology at the University of Toronto in 2000, doing his dissertation research on socioeconomic consequences of early-onset psychiatric disorder.

He has published work on psychiatric epidemiology and substance dependence in American Sociological Review, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Addiction, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and Archives of General Psychiatry, among others. He has worked on a series of federally-funded community-based epidemiological studies of psychiatric and substance use disorders in Canada and the United States.

His current work addresses race/ethnicity and language differences in cognitive decline and comorbidity between depression and dementia, and how lifetime patterns of cumulative stress exposure, in addition to the amount of cumulative stress, predicts current mental health. Donald Lloyd recently presented research on the methodological aspects of studying problems of “intersectionality,” where individuals who possess multiple disadvantaged social statuses are frequently overlooked in social science research.

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