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
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Patricia Tevington, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology & Tina Wu, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
103 McNeil Building
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:00am
PSC Conference Room, 5th fl. McNeil Building