Scott  Landes

Assistant Professor

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Medical sociology, aging and the life course, quantitative methods, intellectual disability, military veterans, religion and spirituality


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Florida

M.A., Sociology, University of Florida

M.Div., Religion and Ethics, Emory University

B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Carson-Newman College


Scott Landes, Ph.D., joined the University of Florida in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Current research projects focus on morbidity and mortality trends among adults with disability, and life course perspectives on intellectual disability. He regularly teaches courses in research methods, sociological theory, medical sociology, and aging and the life course.

Publications & Presentations

Curriculum vitae: Scott Landes CV




Landes, S.D. (Forthcoming). The association between education and mortality for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


Landes, S.D. (Forthcoming). The intellectual disability mortality disadvantage: Diminishing with age? American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Landes, S.D., Ardelt, M., & Landes. A.T. (Forthcoming).  Exploring the Veteran/non-Veteran mortality differential: The influence of war and smoke. In Aldwin, C.M., Spiro, A., Settersten, R.A. (Eds.), Long-term outcomes of military service. Washington, DC: APA.


Wilmoth, J. M., Landes, S. D., London, A. S., & MacLean, A. (Forthcoming). Appendix A: Recommendations Regarding the Measurement of Periods of Military Service and Corresponding Age 18 Birth Cohorts. In Aldwin, C.M., Spiro, A., Settersten, R.A. (Eds.), Long-term outcomes of military service. Washington, DC: APA.


London, A.S., & Landes, S.D. (2016). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and adult mortality. Preventive Medicine, 90(September 2016), 8-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.021


Weng, S.S., & Landes, S.D. (2016). Culture and language discordance in the workplace: Evidence from the national home health aide survey. The Gerontologist (Advance online access, August 5, 2016). doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw110


Landes, S. D., Ardelt, M., Vaillant, G. E., & Waldinger, R. J. (2014). Childhood adversity, midlife generativity, and later life well-being. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69B(6), 942-952. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu055


Landes, S. D., & Peek, C. W. (2013). Death by mental retardation: The influence of ambiguity on death certificate coding error for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 57(12), 1183-1190. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01614.x


Ardelt, M., Landes, S. D., Gerlach, K. R., & Fox, L. P. (2013). Rediscovering internal strengths of the aged: The beneficial impact of wisdom, mastery, purpose in life, and spirituality on aging well. In J.D. Sinnott (Ed.), Positive psychology: Advances in understanding adult motivation. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7282-7_7


Landes, S. D., & Ardelt, M. (2011). The relationship between spirituality and death fear in aging adults. Counselling and Spirituality, 30(2), 87-112. 


Ardelt, M., Landes, S. D., & Vaillant, G. E. (2010). The long-term effects of World War II combat exposure on later life well-being moderated by generativity. Research in Human Development, 7(3), 202-220. doi: 10.1080/15427609.2010.504505 


Landes, S.D. (2010). Deliberating death. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. 64(3). 4.1-9.


Landes, S.D. (2010). Practicing discernment: Pastoral care in crisis situations. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. 64(1). 5.1-8.

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