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Self-Reported Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid Use, and Cognitive Function among U.S. Older Adults

West, Jessica S., Sherri L. Smith, & Matthew E. Dupre. (2022) International Journal of Population Studies.


DOI: 10.18063/ijps.v8i1.1308


U.S. Regional Disparities in Physical Distancing: Evaluating Racial and Socioeconomic Divides During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zang, Emma, Jessica S. West, Nathan Kim, & Christina Pao. (2021) PLOS ONE.


DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259665


Overcrowding and COVID-19 Mortality Across U.S. Counties: Are Disparities Growing Over Time?

Kamis, Christina, Allison Stolte, Jessica S. West, Samuel Fishman, Taylor Brown, Tyson Brown, & Heather R. Farmer. (2021) SSM-Population Health.


DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100845


Disaggregating Heterogeneity among Non-Hispanic Whites: Evidence and Implications for U.S. Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities

Read, Jen’nan G., Scott M. Lynch, & Jessica S. West. (2021) Population Research and Policy Review.


DOI: 10.1007/s11113-020-09632-5


Hearing Impairment and Mental Health Among Married Couples

West, Jessica S. (2021) Journals of Gerontology Series B.

DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa023


Providing Health Care to Patients with Hearing Loss During COVID-19 and Physical Distancing

West, Jessica S., Kevin H. Franck, & D. Bradley Welling. (2020) Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology.


DOI: 10.1002/lio2.382


Disparities in Disability among Arab Americans by Nativity, Immigrant Arrival Cohort, and Country of Birth

Read, Jen’nan G., Kristine J. Ajrouch, & Jessica S. West. (2019) SSM - Population Health.


DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.100325


West, Jessica S., Jacob C.M. Low, & Konstantina M. Stankovic. (2016) Ear and Hearing.

DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000238


The Long-Term Impact of Childhood Disability on Mental Health Trajectories in Mid- to Late-Life

West, Jessica S. & Christina Kamis. (2021) Journal of Aging and Health.


DOI: 10.1177/08982643211066184.


Impact of Hearing Aid Use on Falls and Falls Related Injury: Results from the Health and Retirement Study 

Riska, Kristal Mills, Sarah B. Peskoe, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Alexander Gordee, Juliessa Pavon, Se Eun Kim, Jessica S. West, & Sherri L. Smith. (2021) Ear and Hearing.


DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001111.


Hearing Loss

West, Jessica S., Sherri L. Smith, & Matthew E. Dupre. (2021) In: Gu, D., Dupre, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Health. Spring, Cham.


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_1135-1


Demographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in life Expectancy with Hearing Impairment in the United State

West, Jessica S. & Scott M. Lynch. (2021) Journals of Gerontology Series B.


DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa166​


Regional Differences in the Impact of Diabetes on Population Health in the United States

Zang, Emma, Scott M. Lynch, and Jessica S. West. (2020) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.


DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-214267


Immigration and Health among Non-Hispanic Whites: The Impact of Arrival Cohort and Region of Birth

Read, Jen’nan G., Jessica S. West, & Christina Kamis. (2020) Social Science & Medicine.


DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112754


Hearing Impairment, Social Support, and Depressive Symptoms among U.S. Adults: A Test of the Stress Process Paradigm

West, Jessica S. (2017) Social Science & Medicine.


DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.031

M.P.H. Thesis

"Exploring Strategies for Telling Others About Hearing Loss."

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

"The Everyday Management of a Hard of Hearing Identity."