Michael Staley is a research assistant at Carsey and a PhD student in sociology at the University of New Hampshire. Michael joined Carsey in the winter of 2011 and conducts research on health in vulnerable families. Michael focuses on health insurance rates and disparities between rural and other place types, access to care, and health outcome differences among children, adolescents, and young adults.
Michael is active in the University community; he serves on the President’s Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues, lectures on HIV/AIDS and homophobia, and served two terms as the Clerk of the Graduate Student Senate. In 2006, Michael earned his baccalaureate degree in political science and sociology from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Michael hails from Dillon, Montana.