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Katelyn Y Graves PhD

Katelyn Y Graves PhD

Research Faculty I
Main Campus


Dr. Graves has a background in demography and sociology, with an emphasis on biosocial health. She is the course director for Evidence Based Research I-III.


PhD in Demography, Florida State University, 2016
MS in Demography, Florida State University, 2013
BS in Psychology, Florida State University, 2008


Betty J Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award Finalist, American Public Health Association, 2016


American Public Health Association
Southern Demographic Association
Physician Assistant Education Association

Research Focus

Biodemography, medical sociology, chronic stress and allostatic load, inflammation, Autism Spectrum Disorders


Nowakowski, A.C., & Graves, K.Y. (2016). Does Inflammation Mediate Relationships Between Racial Identity and Onset of Menopause Among US Adults?. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-10.

Nowakowski, A.C., Graves, K.Y., & Sumerau, J. E. (2016). Mediation analysis of relationships between chronic inflammation and quality of life in older adults. Health and quality of life outcomes, 14(1), 46.

Nowakowski, A.C., & Graves, K.Y. (2016). Exploring black-white differences in the relationship between inflammation and timing of menopause. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 1-8.

Under Review/Working Papers

Benevides, T., Carretta, H.J., Graves, K.Y. (2017). Emergency Department Use among Young Adult Medicare Beneficiaries with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. (Working paper)

Graves, K.Y. & Eberstein, I. (2017). Perceived Stress, Allostatic Load, and Mortality. (In preparation for Biodemography and Social Biology)

Graves, K.Y. & Nowakowski, A.C. (2017). Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Stress: A Life Course Approach. (In preparation for Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities)

Nowakowski, A.C., Graves, K.Y., Sumerau, J.E., Raphael, A.R. (2017). Chronic Inflammation and Perceived Sexual Obligation: Contrasting Pathology with Diagnosis. (Submitted to Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Nowakowski, A.C., Graves, K.Y., & Sumerau, J.E. (2017). Intimate Relationships as Intervening Variables in Relationships Between Inflammation and Happiness in Older Adults: A Mediation Analysis of Limited Longitudinal Data. (Submitted to Heath and quality of life outcomes)