James House

James S House

Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy and Sociology, Research Scientist Emeritus, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Research Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy


Dr. House’s research career has focused on the role of social and psychological factors in health and illness, initially on occupational stress and health. He then studied social relationships and support in relation to health, and currently focuses on the role of psychosocial factors in understanding and alleviating social disparities in health and the way health changes with age.

Over his career, House has been founding Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of the Americans’ Changing Lives (ACL) study, the Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) study, and the Chicago Community Adult Health Study (CCAHS). His most recent book — Beyond Obamacare: Life Death and Social Policy — was published by the Russell Sage Foundation in June, 2015.

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