Elaine Wethington, Cornell University

Professor Ithaca, New York ew20@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-2918

Bio/Research

I am a medical sociologist, jointly appointed in the Department of Human Development and in the Department of Sociology. I study stress across the life course and how factors such as support from others may buffer the impact of stress on mental and physical health. I have been interested in this ...

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Bio/Research

I am a medical sociologist, jointly appointed in the Department of Human Development and in the Department of Sociology. I study stress across the life course and how factors such as support from others may buffer the impact of stress on mental and physical health. I have been interested in this topic for most of my career because it is a way to “translate” basic research into ways that can improve people’s health. I am currently working on projects relating to work and family stress in young families, the impact of life events on behavior that affects health, and social support in aging families

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