REBECCA L. UTZ portrait
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department
  • Co-Director, Consortium for Families & Health Research
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology Department
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Faculty Associate, Center on Aging

Professional Service

  • The Gerontologist. Editorial Board. 11/01/2016 - present
  • Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Editorial Board. 11/01/2016 - present
  • National Science Foundation. - review panel. 03/2015 - present
  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 11/2011 - 12/2015
  • Gerontological Society of America. Organizer, 2010 Annual Meeting Symposium “Dual process model of coping with bereavement”. 04/2010 - 11/2010

Internal Service

  • Director of Graduate Studies. 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Consortium for Families and Health. Co-Director, 08/2014 - present. University service.
  • University Research Committee. member, 08/2013 - 05/2016. University service.
  • Undergraduate Committee, Chair. 08/2013 - 07/2015. Department service.
  • Sociology Department Community Building Committee. Chair, 08/2012 - 08/2013. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee (Pop & Health). Member, 08/2012 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • PhD Program: Population & Health Track. Coordinator, 08/2011 - 08/2015. Department service.
  • Research Committee. member, 08/2011 - 08/2014. College service.
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Programs, Teaching Faculty Policy Committee. member, 08/2010 - 08/2013. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 04/30/2017
  • Distinguished Mentor Award. University of Utah Graduate School, 05/2016
  • W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award, Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center. 04/2016
  • Presidential Scholar. University of Utah, 07/2015
  • Excellence in Mentoring, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah. 04/25/2015
  • AKD (honor society) & Sociology Student Advisory Committee - Professor of the Year. Department of Sociology, 05/2014
  • Fellow (nominated & elected). Gerontological Society of America, 11/2012
  • Superior Research Award (junior faculty). College of Social and Behavioral Science, 05/2012
  • Superior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, 05/01/2010