Irma T. Elo, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Public Affairs and Demography, Princeton University, 1990
M.P.A. Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1986
B.A. Political Science, University of Arkansas, 1976
What Accounts for Race/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differences in Health and Mortality? Race/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health and mortality are well known, but factors that underlie them are less clearly understood. My research focuses on how societal inequalities affect these health disparities across the life course, including possible effects of early life conditions and neighborhood context. My current research projects include analysis of race/ethnic disparities in maternal and infant and child health in Philadelphia and nationally, early life conditions and adult mortality in Finland, differences in health and mortality among native-born and foreign-born US residents, and black-white differences in "avoidable" mortality in the United States between 1980 and 2005.
Office: 243 McNeil Building
7th Annual Renee C. Fox Lecture in Medicine, Culture and Society: Sophie Delauney, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders, USA
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Flyers/76ers Surgery Theatre, Ground Floor, White Building at the Hospital of UPenn
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:15pm
103 McNeil Building