Dr. Saint Onge received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also holds a certificate in Demography from the Population Program in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado. He was on the faculty at the University of Houston and a Research Scientist at the Center for Drug and Social Policy Research prior to his current position at the University of Kansas. In addition to his appointment in Health Policy and Management, Dr. Saint Onge holds a joint-appointment in the Department of Sociology.
Saint Onge's research applies advanced quantitative techniques to social epidemiologic phenomena. His research falls in the area of medical sociology and social demography. His principle research focus is on the social determinants of population health and health disparities by race/ethnic and socioeconomic status. He has a continued interest in the role of biomarkers, health lifestyles, health behaviors, neighborhood context, and social stressors in explaining mental and physical health and mortality outcomes. His recent research appears in publications in Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography.
Jarron Saint Onge, PhD