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.
Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 2001
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University, 1998
B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton, 1995
Jason Schnittker is interested in the social, biological, cultural, and institutional determinants of health.