I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Sociology and I specialize in medical sociology and demography. Broadly speaking, I study medicine and health from a social and behavioral perspective. My dissertation focuses on stress proliferation and disability from a life course perspective. I also study health disparities by race/ethnicity and immigration status.
Read, JG, Ajrouch, KJ, and West, JS. "Disparities in functional disability among Arab Americans by nativity, immigrant arrival cohort, and country of birth(Accepted)." Ssm Population Health 7 (April 1, 2019). Full Text Open Access Copy
West, JS. "Hearing impairment, social support, and depressive symptoms among U.S. adults: A test of the stress process paradigm." Social Science & Medicine 192 (November 2017): 94-101. Full Text
West, JS, Low, JCM, and Stankovic, KM. "Revealing Hearing Loss: A Survey of How People Verbally Disclose Their Hearing Loss." Ear and Hearing 37.2 (March 2016): 194-205. Full Text