Jess Francis

Jess Francis-Levin

Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research


Jess Francis received her PhD in Information and Media Studies from Michigan State University in 2018. Upon graduating, she completed a year-long postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and translational science at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Health + Technology. Most recently she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the SRC’s Life Course Development (LCD) Program under the mentorship of Dr. Toni Antonucci. In her new role Dr. Francis will continue to work on the Social Relations Study and advance her research on digital inequalities, social isolation, and the impact of emerging technology use on older adults’ well-being. She is also currently conducting research on an NSF-funded planning grant to study the future of remote work.

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