Jon M. Hussey

Jon M. Hussey, PhD

Assistant Professor
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.

Jon Hussey in the Gillings News

Honors and Awards

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

Representative Courses

SPHG 600 Introduction to Public Health

SPHG 722 Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Public Health Solutions

Research Activities

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

Service Activities

  • Gillings Inclusive Excellence Council

Key Publications

Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms Across Early- and Mid-Life Among the Add Health Cohort. Hargrove TW, Halpern CT, Gaydosh L, Hussey JM, Whitsel EA, Dole N, Hummer RA, Harris KM (2020). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 7(1), 619-629.

Cohort Profile: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Harris KM, Halpern CT, Whitsel EA, Hussey JM, Killeya-Jones LA, Tabor J, Dean SC (2019). International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(5), 1415-1415k.

The Depths of Despair Among US Adults Entering Midlife. Gaydosh L, Hummer RA, Hargrove TW, Halpern CT, Hussey JM, Whitsel EA, Dole N, Harris KM  (2019). American Journal of Public Health, 109(5), 774-780.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Glycemic Control Among Women of Reproductive Age. Britton LE, Hussey JM, Crandell JL, Berry DC, Brooks JL, Bryant AG (2018). Journal of Women’s Health, 27(10), 1271-1277.

Preconception Stress, Birth Weight, and Birth Weight Disparities among U.S. Women. Strutz KL, Hogan VK, Siega-Riz AM, Suchindran CM, Halpern CT, Hussey JM (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104(8), e125-e132.


  • 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