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Ryan D. Talbert

Ryan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. His research broadly focuses on health and well-being, race and ethnicity, and punishment and inequality. His three-study dissertation focuses on three factors—Civil Rights era Klan mobilization, public Confederate monuments, and exposure to deadly police encounters—and their associations with racial disparities in infant mortality, mental health, and cardiovascular health, respectively. His past work has focused on differences in depressive symptoms among blacks and whites, gender differences in mastery, public support for Confederate symbols, and cohort differences in prejudice toward various social groups. Ryan received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and his M.A. in Sociology from East Carolina University in 2015.