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Jon M. Hussey, PhD

Research Assistant Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health
Faculty Fellow Carolina Population Center

T:(919) 962-6138


CB #7445

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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

Honorable Mention, Gibbs Prize for Best Research Paper of 2014 (Strutz, Richardson and Hussey, Women's Health Issues, 2014)

Best Article in Child Maltreatment for 2012 (Proctor et al., Child Maltreatment, 2012)

Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Highly Cited Paper (Hussey, Chang and Kotch, Pediatrics, 2006)
2006, Web of Science

Representative Courses

MHCH 713 Research Methods in MCH | Syllabus

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

MHCH 890 Health Equity

MHCH 859 Theoretical Foundations of MCH

Teaching Interests

As a research mentor, academic adviser and primary instructor, Dr. Hussey has participated in the training of 375+ undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and fellows since 2000.

Research Activities
Co-Principal Investigator:  The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (NIH/NICHD)

Service Activities

2015-present  Director of Graduate Studies, MCH

2015-present  Doctoral Program Director, MCH

2015-present  CEPH Doctoral Program Subcommittee

2015-present  Academic Leadership Committee

Key Publications

Depression and Antidepressant Use Among Asian and Hispanic Adults: Association with Immigrant Generation and Language Use. P Chen, J Hussey, T Monbureau (2017). Journal of immigrant and minority health.


Postdoc, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 1998

MPH, Health Services, University of Washington, 1996

PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, 1995

Dip Ag S, Sociology, University of Washington, 1990

Venia Lege, Sociology & Psychology, University of California, 1985