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Jon M. Hussey, PhD

Jon M. Hussey, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Doctoral Program Director
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Faculty Fellow
Carolina Population Center

Dr. Jon M. Hussey is sociologist and demographer with a primary interest in the association between social stratification and health. He is particularly concerned with the causes of racial, ethnic,and socioeconomic differentials in morbidity and mortality. Understanding how childhood exposures influence adult health disparities is a specific objective of his work.

Honors and Awards

Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching

2011, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Representative Courses

MHCH 713 Research Methods in MCH | Syllabus

MHCH 713L Research & Evaluation Methods in MCH Lab | Syllabus

MHCH 801 Doctoral Research Seminar

MHCH 859 Theoretical Foundations of MCH

MHCH 890 Health Equity

Teaching Interests

As a research mentor, academic adviser and primary instructor, Dr. Hussey has participated in the training of 450+ undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and fellows since 2000.

Research Activities

  • Health Equity
  • Social Determinants
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)

Service Activities

2015-present  Director of Graduate Studies, MCH

2015-present  Doctoral Program Director, MCH

2015-present  Academic Leadership Committee, MCH

2015-present  Academic Programs Committee (APC), Gillings School of Global Public Health

Key Publications

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Glycemic Control Among Women of Reproductive Age. LE Britton, JM Hussey, JL Crandell, DC Berry, JL Brooks, AG Bryant. (2018). Journal of Women's Health, 27(10), 1271-7.
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Selected Preconception Health Indicators and Birth Weight Disparities in a National Study. KL Strutz, VK Hogan, AM Siega-Riz, CM Suchindran, CT Halpern, JM Hussey. (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104(8), e125-32.

Origins of Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease: Birth Weight, Body Mass Index, and Young Adult Systolic Blood Pressure in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. LJ Richardson, JM Hussey, KL Strutz. (2011). Annals of Epidemiology, 21.


Postdoc, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 1998

MPH, Health Services, University of Washington, 1996

PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, 1995

MA, Sociology, University of Washington, 1990

BA, Sociology & Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985

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