Thomas Fuller-Rowell, Ph.D.


Thomas Fuller-Rowell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010
(334) 844-3218 | 258 Spidle Hall
tef0005@auburn.edu

Research Projects & Ongoing Programming:

Trajectories of College Student Health across Socioeconomic and Racial Groups.
This project considers group differences in trajectories of college student health, and examines potential mechanisms for these differences. Mechanisms examined include childhood adversity, physiologic reactivity to academic evaluation, and stress exposure during college. Focusing on the impact of the college experience, and the degree to which college can mitigate disparities across socioeconomic and racial groups, this project seeks to contribute to an understanding of how intergenerational disadvantage, upward mobility, and the cycles of health inequality play out across the college years.

Differential Health Benefits of Educational Attainment across the Life Span.
This work examines the impact of educational attainment during adolescence and early adulthood on subsequent trajectories of physical health and health behaviors into midlife and old age. By focusing on the consequences of upward social mobility across the life span, and how these consequences vary across socioeconomic and racial groups, this project seeks to identify key determinants of group differences in health.