Jessica Ho, PhD

2017-2018 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography, Social Science Research Institute, Penn State University

Jessica Ho, PhD's Bio

Jessica Ho, PhD, was a 2017-2018 RCMAR Scholar at the USC Schaeffer Center.  She is a demographer and sociologist who studies the social determinants of health and mortality. Her research seeks to explain differences in life expectancy and health over the life course across populations. Her three major areas of research examine why American life expectancy lags behind other high-income countries, socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequalities, and health and aging in developing countries.

Her RCMAR project was Implications of the American Drug Overdose Epidemic for Elderly Populations.


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