West, Jessica S. and Scott M. Lynch. “Demographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Life Expectancy with Hearing Loss in the U.S.”

  • Accepted for publication at Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 09/07/2020.

Zang, Emma, Scott M. Lynch, and Jessica S. West. 2020. “Regional Differences in the Impact of Diabetes on Population Health in the United States.” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-214267
West, Jessica S., Kevin H. Franck, and D. Bradley Welling. 2020. “Providing Health Care to Patients with Hearing Loss During COVID-19 and Physical Distancing.” Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. DOI: 10.1002/lio2.382
West, Jessica S. 2020. “Hearing Impairment and Mental Health Among Married Couples.”Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa023

Read, Jen’nan G., Jessica S. West, and Christina Kamis. 2019. “Immigration and Health among Non-Hispanic Whites: The Impact of Arrival Cohort and Region of Birth.” Social Science & Medicine 112754. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112754

Read, Jen’nan G., Kristine J. Ajrouch, and Jessica S. West. 2019. “Disparities in Disability among Arab Americans by Nativity, Immigrant Arrival Cohort, and Country of Birth.” Social Science & Medicine - Population Health 7:100325. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.100325

West, Jessica S. 2017. "Hearing Impairment, Social Support, and Depressive Symptoms among U.S. Adults: A Test of the Stress Process Paradigm." Social Science & Medicine 192:94-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.031
West, Jessica S., Jacob C.M. Low, and Konstantina M. Stankovic. 2016. “Revealing Hearing Loss: A Survey of How People Verbally Disclose Their Hearing Loss.” Ear and Hearing 37(2):194-205. DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000238

In progress

Read, Jen’nan G., Scott M. Lynch, and Jessica S. West. “Disaggregating Heterogeneity among Non-Hispanic Whites: Evidence and Implications for U.S. Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities.”

  • Revise and resubmit at Population Research and Policy Review, August 28, 2020


Zang, Emma, Jessica S. West, Nathan Kim, and Christina Pao. “U.S. Regional Disparities in Physical Distancing: Evaluating Racial and Socioeconomic Divides During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

  • Preprint available on SocArXiv, DOI: 10.31235/

West, Jessica S. and Scott M. Lynch. “Cognitive and Hearing Impairments in Older Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study.”
West, Jessica S. and Scott M. Lynch. “Hearing and Cognitively Impaired Life Expectancies in the U.S.”
Riska, Kristal Mills, Sarah Peskoe, Seeun Amie Kim, Jessica S. West, and Sherri Smith. “Longitudinal Analysis on the Association Between Hearing Loss and Falls.”
Kamis, Christina and Jessica S. West. “Depression and Metabolic Syndrome in the Marital Dyad: Is Social Participation a Key Mediator?”
Copeland, Molly, Jessica S. West, and Christina Kamis. “Health and Friendship: Physical Health Affects Adolescent Peer Network Structure.”
Ajrouch, Kristine J., Jen’nan G. Read, and Jessica S. West. “A Socio-Demographic Overview of Diverse Communities in Arab Detroit.” Book chapter.


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