- BA, Sociology, Arizona State University, 2003
- PhD, Sociology (Demography), University of Michigan, 2009
- Social Determinants of Health
- Health Disparities
- Neighborhoods and Health
- Aging and the Life Course
- Social Relationships
- Social Demography
Jennifer Ailshire’s research addresses questions that lie at the intersections of social stratification, urban sociology, and the sociology of health and aging. In particular, her research focuses on the importance of the neighborhood environment and social relationships in determining health over the life course. A consistent theme throughout her work is an interest in gender, socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic inequality in health.
Current projects include research on the links between air pollution and health in older adults, neighborhood determinants of racial and ethnic health disparities, and social factors associated with poor sleep.