Scott Adams

I am a PhD student in Sociology and am also pursuing a minor in Survey Research and Methods (SRAM). I received my BA in Sociology from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio in 2007 and my MA in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2010. Generally, my substantive research interests include family, health, aging, and quantitative methods. More specifically, I am interested in the influence of both positive and negative aspects of close interpersonal relationships, especially marriage/partnership, on various factors related to health and well-being from a life-course perspective. I am similarly interested in the ways in which broader social structural opportunities and constraints affect various interpersonal relationship phenomena. My teaching interests largely parallel my research interests. I have taught undergraduate courses in social research methods and introduction to sociology.


 Adams, Scott A. 2014. “Marital Quality and Older Men’s and Women’s Comfort Discussing Sexual Issues with a Doctor.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 40: 123-138.

 Warner, David F. and Scott A. Adams. 2012. "Widening the Social Context of Disablement: The Importance of Marital and Non-Marital Relationships for Loneliness." Social Science Research 41: 1529-1545.

Kahana, Eva, Boaz Kahana, Jessica Kelley-Moore, Scott A. Adams, Rachel Hammel, Diana Kulle, Jane A. Brown, and Cathie King. 2009. "Toward Advocacy in Cancer Care for Older Adults: Survivors Have Cautious Personal Actions but Bold Advice for Others." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57: s269-s271.

M.A.: Case Western Reserve University