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Jon M. Hussey, PhD

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.

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

Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms across Early- and Mid-Life among the Add Health Cohort. Hargrove, Taylor W., Carolyn T. Halpern, Lauren Gaydosh, Jon M. Hussey, Eric A. Whitsel, Nancy Dole, Robert A. Hummer, and Kathleen Mullan Harris. (2020). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 7(24), 619-629.

Cohort Profile: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Harris, Kathleen Mullan, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Eric A. Whitsel, Jon M. Hussey, Ley A. Killeya-Jones, Joyce Tabor, and Sarah C. Dean.  (2019). International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(5), 1415–1415k.

The Depths of Despair Among US Adults Entering Midlife. L Gaydosh, R Hummer, T Hargrove, C Halpern, J Hussey, E Whitsel, N Dole, K Harris (2019). American journal of public health, 109(5), 774-780.

Contraceptive Use Among Women with Prediabetes and Diabetes in a US National Sample. L Britton, J Hussey, D Berry, J Crandell, J Brooks, A Bryant (2019). Journal of midwifery & women's health, 64(1), 36-45.

Comorbid Hypertension and Diabetes Among U.S. Women of Reproductive Age: Prevalence and Disparities. (2018). Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 32(12), 1148-1152.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Glycemic Control Among Women of Reproductive Age. Britton, Laura E., Jon M. Hussey, Jamie L. Crandell, Diane C. Berry, Jada L. Brooks, and Amy G. Bryant. (2019). Journal of Women’s Health, 27(10), 1271-1277.

Depression and Antidepressant Use Among Asian and Hispanic Adults: Association with Immigrant Generation and Language Use. Chen, Ping, Jon M. Hussey, and Tim O. Monbureau.  (2018). Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(3), 619-631.

Testing Longitudinal Relationships Between Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Depressive Symptoms and Moderation by Sex. Wilkinson, Andra L., Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Amy H. Herring, Meghan Shanahan, Susan T. Ennett, Jon M. Hussey, and Kathleen Mullan Harris.  (2016). Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(6), 681-687.

The Reliability of In-Home Measures of Height and Weight in Large Cohort Studies: Evidence from Add Health. Hussey, Jon M., Quynh C. Nguyen, Eric A. Whitsel, Liana J. Richardson, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Joyce W. Tabor, Pamela P. Entzel, and Kathleen Mullan Harris.  (2015). Demographic Research, 32(39), 1081-1098.

Developmental Transitions in Presentations of Externalizing Problems among Boys and Girls At-Risk for Child Maltreatment. Villodas, Miguel T., Alan J. Litrownik, Richard Thompson, Deborah Jones, Scott C. Roesch, Jon M. Hussey, Stephanie Block, Diana J. English, and Howard Dubowitz. (2015). Development and Psychopathology, 27(1), 205-219.


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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