Jason Schnittker, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Undergraduate Chair

Education: 

Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 2001
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University, 1998
B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton, 1995

Curriculum Vitae

Bio:
Health is shaped by many things, but my work is focused on the relevance of social factors.  In this vein, I have recently explored the intersection of genes and environments in shaping well-being, as well as the relationship between incarceration and the health of current and former inmates.  Like other medical sociologists, I define "health" broadly and have explored outcomes as diverse as depression, disability, disease, and death.       

Research Description: 

Jason Schnittker is interested in the social, biological, cultural, and institutional determinants of health.

Contact Information: 

Office: 220 McNeil Building
Phone: 215.573.7514
E-mail:jschnitt@ssc.upenn.edu