Anna M. Hammersmith

Audrey Conway Roberts photo

Anna M. Hammersmith

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Grand Valley State University
Phone: 616-331-2164
Email: hammeran@gvsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2018

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

Dr. Hammersmith’s current research is centered on aging and families. Her work examines aging parent’s relationships with their adult children over the life course, specifically how these relationships link to health, well-being, and exchanges of support. Other work investigates the predictors of and consequences related to union dissolution and formation in later life.

Recent Publications:

Buday, Amanda, Brett Zollinger, Anna M. Hammersmith, and Kiley Heine. (Forthcoming). “Thirsting for sustainability: Perceived importance of municipal water conservation and participation in city-sponsored conservation initiatives.” Forthcoming in Great Plains Research.

Wright, Matthew R., Anna M. Hammersmith, Susan L. Brown, and I-Fen Lin. (2020). “The Role of Union Dissolution and Subsequent Repartnering   on Loneliness in Later Life.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 75(8): 1796-1807.  

Frederick, Chad, Anna M. Hammersmith, & John I. Gilderbloom. (2019). “Putting ‘place’ in its place: Comparing place-based factors in interurban analyses of life expectancy in the United States.” Social Science & Medicine 232: 148-155.

Lin, I-Fen, Susan L. Brown, Matthew R. Wright, and Anna M. Hammersmith. (2019) “Depressive Symptoms Following Gray Divorce and Subsequent Repartnering.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 60(2): 153-168.

Brown, Susan L., I-Fen Lin, Anna M. Hammersmith, Matthew R. Wright. (2019). “Repartnering Following Gray Divorce: The Roles of Resources and Constraints for Women and Men.” Demography 56(2): 503-523.

Hammersmith, Anna M. (2019). “Life Interrupted: Parent Positivity and Negativity toward Children Following Transitions Later in Life.” The Gerontologist 59(3): 519-527.

Hammersmith, Anna M. and I-Fen Lin. (2019). “Evaluative and Experienced Well-being of Caregivers of Parents and Caregivers of Children.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 72(2): 339-352.

Brown, Susan L., I-Fen Lin, Anna M. Hammersmith, and Matthew R. Wright. (2018). “Later Life Marital Dissolution and Repartnership Status: A National Portrait.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73(6): 1032-1042.

Lin, I-Fen, Susan L. Brown, Matthew R. Wright, and Anna M. (2018). Hammersmith. “Antecedents of Gray Divorce: A Life Course Perspective.” The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73(6) 1022-1031.