Arts & Letters dean inducted into Sociological Research Association

Dean Sarah A. Mustillo
Sarah A. Mustillo

Sarah A. Mustillo, a professor of sociology and the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, has been inducted into the Sociological Research Association.

The prestigious honor society for scholars of sociology was founded in 1936 to recognize leading researchers in the discipline. It selects up to 14 new members each year from across the United States and Canada.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by my colleagues in this way,” Mustillo said. 

Mustillo, who served as chair of the Department of Sociology prior to becoming dean, studies the effects of adverse childhood experiences on trajectories of physical and mental health, with a particular emphasis on the timing and duration of such experiences. She also focuses on statistical methods for social science research. 

She is currently co-authoring a book on statistical methods for dealing with missing data and working on an NIH-funded project on parent, sibling, and peer influences on initiation of substance use in adolescence.

Mustillo’s research has been published in outlets such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Marriage and Family, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and she has won national awards from the Gerontological Society of America and the American Sociological Association. 

Additionally, she is past secretary/treasurer for the Methods Section of the ASA, has taught a workshop for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, and recently ended a term as co-editor of the American Sociological Review.

Originally published by Josh Weinhold at on February 05, 2021.