Health and Health Inequality

Faculty working in this area use sociological approaches to understand health as a manifestation of broader structures of social inequality. Research includes examinations of cumulative advantage processes as mechanisms of health inequality, social mobility and trajectories of health, inequality in health behaviours and well-being, health professions, work and health, intimate partner violence, and Aboriginal well-being.

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Faculty Experts in Health and Health Inequality

Teresa Abada, Associate Professor

Teresa Abada
  • Social, cultural, human capital;
  • Migration;
  • Immigrant health;
  • Immigrant integration;
  • Economic and social integration of children of immigrants

SSC 5429
519-661-2111 x83690
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Anders Holm, Professor

Anders Holm
  • Quantitative methods;
  • Socioeconomic status over the lifecourse;
  • Social stratification;
  • Inter-generational mobility;
  • Sociology of health

SSC 5327
519-661-2111 x 85515
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Kim Shuey, Associate Professor

Kim Shuey
  • Health and disability across the life course;
  • Transmission of health across generations;
  • Precarious employment, work and health;
  • Environmental sociology.

SSC 5426
519-661-2111 x85135
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Andrea Willson, Associate Professor

Andrea Willson
  • Social inequality over the life course;
  • Aging and the life course;
  • Health effects of socioeconomic status across generations;
  • Quantitative research

SSC 5423
519-661-2111 x85132
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Yoko Yoshida, Associate Professor

  • Immigration and integration;
  • Social statistics;
  • Race and ethnicity;
  • Social inequality;
  • Inequality in health

SSC 5409
519-661-2111 x85045
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Anna Zajacova, Associate Professor
Graduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Anna Zajacova
  • Social epidemiology;
  • Health inequalities;
  • Demography;
  • Lifecourse and aging;
  • Ethnicity;
  • Quantitative methods

SSC 5330
519-661-2111 x85123
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