Megan Skowronski


Megan Skowronski is a Sociology PhD Candidate and Fellow with the Consortium on Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making (CAnD3), hosted by McGill University. 

Her research area lies at the intersection of health, aging, race/ethnicity, economic stratification, public policy and social service provisions in the US. Her previous work identifies specific household domains of financial precarity which serve as barriers to health-relevant resources, namely medication adherence for older adults. 

Within her doctoral studies, Megan’s primary focus is on understanding associations between spatio-temporal changes in welfare systems, redistributive social policies, and population health. To gain a comprehensive understanding of this area, she adopts a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon sociology, gerontology, epidemiology, public health, and economics, both in theory and methodology.


  • 2018 – B.S., Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2023 – M.S., Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2023 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    ICSPR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
  • 2023 –  McGill University, Introduction to Data Science in R and Documenting in RMarkdown

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant – Sociology 

Undergraduate Courses

  • Families and Social Change  (SYO 3100) – Fall 2021
  • Cities in Society (SYD 3600) – Fall 2021
  • Introduction to Sociology (SYG 1000) – Spring 2022
  • Marriage and the Family (SYG 2430) – Spring 2023 
  • Social Problems (SYG 2010) – Spring 2023
  • Population and Society (SYD 3020) – Spring 2024
  • Sociology of Death and Dying (SYA 3741) – Spring 2024

Graduate Seminars 

  • Introduction to Research Methods (SYA 5305) – Fall 2023 
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (SYA 5407) – Fall 2023

Teaching Assistant – Public Health

  • Social Statistics & Data Analysis for Masters of Public Health (SYA 5458) – Spring 2022

Teaching Assistant – Economics

  • Introduction to Econometrics (ECO 4421) – Fall 2017
  • Economics of State and Local Government (ECO 4554) – Spring 2018 

Faculty Supervisors

Dr. Patricia Homan 

Megan Skowronski

PhD Student

Subfields: Health and Aging

Specializations: Social Determinants of Health, Economic Sociology, Public Policy, Stratification, Life Course and Aging, and Quantitative Methods

Curriculum Vitae