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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

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

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)

Representative Courses

MHCH 713 Research Methods in MCH | Syllabus

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

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

Principal Investigator, Project II: Birth Records, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health, Wave V)

Co-Investigator, Project III: Early Life Precursors of Chronic Disease (Add Health, Wave V)

Principal Investigator, Socioeconomic Disparities in Young Adult Health (Add Health, Wave IV)

Co-Principal Investigator, Emerging Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Among Young Adults (Add Health, Wave IV)

Co-Investigator, Administrative Core (Add Health, Waves IV & V)

Service Activities

Department of Maternal and Child Health Doctoral Committee (2001-present)

CEPH Doctoral Program Subcommittee (2015-present)

MCH Chair Search Committee (2002-2003; 2014)

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Gillings School of Global Public Health (2010-11)

Invited Panelist, Life Course and Social Determinants Website Expert Panel Meeting, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010)

Session Organizer, Socioeconomic Differentials in Health and Mortality, Population Association of America Annual Meeting (2009)

Carolina Population Training Committee (2007-2011)

Research Council, Gillings School of Global Public Health (2002-2010)

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.

Child Maltreatment in the United States: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Adolescent Health Consequences. Hussey JM, Chang JJ, Kotch JB (2006). Pediatrics, 118(3), 933-942.

Preconception Stress, Birth Weight, and Birth Weight Disparities Among U.S. women. Strutz, Kelly L., Vijaya K. Hogan, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Chirayath M. Suchindran, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, and Jon M. Hussey (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104(8), 125-132.

Selected Preconception Health Indicators and Birth Weight Disparities in a National Study. Strutz, Kelly L., Liana J. Richardson, and Jon M. Hussey (2014). Women's Health Issues, 24(1), 89-97.

Preconception Health Trajectories and Birth Weight in a National Cohort. Strutz, Kelly L., Liana J. Richardson, and Jon M. Hussey (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health, 51.

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. Richardson, Liana J., Jon M. Hussey, and Kelly L. Strutz (2011). Annals of Epidemiology, 21.


MPH, Health Services, University of Washington, 1996

PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, 1995