Amelia Karraker, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator manages a portfolio in demography and social epidemiology of aging. Before coming to NIA she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Prior to that, she was an NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan. Her PhD in Sociology was awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was an NIA pre-doctoral trainee. She completed a BA in sociology with honors at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include health inequalities, families in later life, multigenerational processes, social stratification, and quantitative methods.