Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019
M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
B.A., Sociology and History, Hope College, 2013
Sam Fishman completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. He joined the Baylor University Department of Sociology in 2023 after completing a postdoctoral associate position at Duke University and two years of non-academic work in social science consulting and federal service. His research focuses on economic stratification and population health, using quantitative research methods to examine inter-generational and early life determinants of education outcomes, racial/ethnic inequity in infant health, and the intersection between education and adult health. This research has been published in research outlets such as the American Journal of Sociology, Social Science Research, Research in Stratification and Social Mobility, and Demographic Research. Dr. Fishman's current academic research explores demographic economic and health patterns across race and ethnicity, focusing on patterns among multi-racial people.
Fishman, Samuel H. 2022. “College-for-Some or College-for-All?: Inequality in the Relationship Between Educational Expectations and Educational Attainment Across Academic Achievement.” Social Science Research 107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102747
Rogers, Richard G., Robert A. Hummer, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Trent Davidson, and Samuel H. Fishman. 2022. “Early Life Mortality in the United States.” Population Bulletin 16(2).
Tierney, Katherine I. and Samuel H. Fishman. 2022. “Accounting for Past Patient Composition In Evaluations of Quality Reporting.” Health Services Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13942
Kamis, Christina, Allison Stolte, Jessica West, Samuel H. Fishman, Taylor Brown, Tyson Brown, and Heather Farmer. “County-Level Overcrowding and COVID-19 Mortality.” SSM-Population Health 15 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100845
Fishman, Samuel H. and Iliya Gutin. 2021. “Debts of Despair: Education, Financial Losses, and Precursors of Deaths of Despair.” SSM-Population Health. 14 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100759
Fishman, Samuel H. 2021. “Race, Ethnicity and Nativity and the Prestige of Colleges Attended.” Social Science Research 94 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2020.102518
Fishman, Samuel H., Robert A. Hummer, Gracia Sierra, Taylor Hargrove, Daniel A. Powers, and Richard G. Rogers. 2021. “Race/Ethnicity, Maternal Educational Attainment, and Infant Mortality in the United States.” Biodemography and Social Biology 66 (1): 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/19485565.2020.1793659