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Kelly Musick

Kelly Musick

Professor; Senior Associate Dean of Research

musick@cornell.edu

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The associate dean of research at the Brooks School, Kelly Musick, studies families and social inequality. Her current projects focus on the intersection of parenthood, work, and social policy from a comparative perspective. She has published widely on the social context of childbearing, gender and parenting, and the mechanisms linking family environments and child well-being. Her research has appeared in outlets such as the American Sociological Review, Demography, and Population Development Review and has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Swedish Research Council. She is Cornell lead for the Center for Aging and Policy Studies and co-PI of a cross-institution pipeline program for undergraduates NextGenPop: Recruiting the Next Generation of Scholars into Population Research.

Professor Musick was selected as one of a small group of nominees for the 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The Kanter Award shines a spotlight on high-quality work-family research by scholars, consultants and practitioners. 

Professor Musick received her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.