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Jessica S West, PhD, MPH

Medical Instructor
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Duke University School of Medicine

Senior Fellow
Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development

Duke University School of Medicine

Faculty Research Scholar

Population Research Institute
Duke University Social Science Research Institute

I am a medical sociologist studying the health and well-being of people with hearing loss across the life course.

Research Interests

Medical Sociology

Life Course & Aging

Sociology of Disability

Hearing Loss

Public Health


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