Mark D. Hayward

Mark D. Hayward is a professor of sociology and Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Hayward is a health demographer and population health scientist. Currently, his work focuses on two issues: 1) “upstream institutional levers” of U.S. adult mortality trends and disparities, and 2) early life developmental origins of cognitive aging in the older population. He is a recipient of the Matilda White Riley Award from the National Institutes of Health for his contributions to behavioral and social scientific knowledge relevant to mission of NIH. He has served on numerous scientific advisory boards at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, major foundations (Robert Wood Johnson and Pew), and major federal agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Health Statistics). Professor Hayward also is the current editor of his field’s major journal, Demography. He received his B.A. at Washington State University and his PhD from Indiana University.