Shannon Shen


Shannon Shen


Shannon Shen is a doctoral student in sociology at Michigan State University. Her research areas include family, health, and sexuality. Her current work examines the intersections of social and biological processes that link marriage and health, with a focus on older adults and exploring how chronic diseases affect their sexual activity, sexual dysfunction, and sexual well-being.

Research Areas: Family; Health and Medicine
Selected Publications:

Liu, Hui, Linda J. Waite, Shannon Shen, and Donna Wang. 2016. "Is Sex Good for Your Health? A National Study on Partnered Sexuality and Cardiovascular Risk Among Older Men and Women." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57(3):276-296.

Liu, Hui, Linda J. Waite, and Shannon Shen. 2016. "Diabetes Risk and Disease Management in Later Life: A National Longitudinal Study of the Role of Marital Quality." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw061

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