Collegiate Affiliation

On track to be the oldest person to ever earn a PhD in Sociology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Erika Sanborne is a middle-aged population health and well-being researcher, current PhD candidate, and long-time math and psychological science educator in love with data and the endless pursuit of better answers to good questions.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD Candidate: Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • MDiv: Theology, Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, formerly Andover Newton Theological School, 2010 -
  • Graduate Certificate: Family Studies, University of Massachusetts, 2002 -
  • MA: Community and Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 2002 -
  • BLA: Psychology Concentration, Math Minor, University of Massachusetts, 1999 -


  • Subjective Well-Being
  • Population Health
  • Aging and the Lifecourse
  • Disability Justice
  • Statistics and Quantitative Methods