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Cross-National Differences in Older Men’s Hearing Difficulty Disadvantage

Shane D. Burns & Jessica S. West (2024) Journal of Aging and Health.


doi: ​10.1177/08982643241251939


A Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Hearing Screening in Primary Care Clinics: Effect of Setting and Provider Encouragement

Smith, Sherri L., Howard W. Francis, David L. Witsell, Judy R. Dubno, Rowena J. Dolor, Janet Prvu Bettger, Mina Silberberg, Carl F. Pieper, Kristine A. Schulz, Pranab Majumder, Amy R. Walker, Victoria Eifert, Jessica S. West, Anisha Singh, & Debara L. Tucci (2023) Ear and Hearing.


doi: ​10.1097/AUD.0000000000001418


To Make and Keep Friends: The Role of Physical Health in Adolescent Network Tie Formation and Persistence

Copeland, Molly, Christina Kamis, & Jessica S. West (2023) Social Networks.


doi: ​10.1016/j.socnet.2023.04.005


The Impact of Hearing Loss on Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Married Couples

West, Jessica S., Sherri L. Smith, & Matthew E. Dupre (2023) Social Science & Medicine.


doi:​ 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115780


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, & 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


The Association of Vision and Hearing Impairment on Cognitive Function and Loneliness: Evidence from the Mexican Health and Aging Study

Kimberly Hreha, Rafael Samper-Ternent, Heather E. Whitson, L. Paige Downer, Jessica S. West, & Brian Downer (2024) Journal of Aging and Health.


doi: ​10.1177/08982643241247583


Association Between Perceived Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Cognitive Function Among U.S. Older Adults

Wang, Nan, Hanzhang Xu, Jessica S. West, Truls Østbye, Bei Wu, Ying Xian, & Matthew E. Dupre (2023) Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.


doi: ​10.1016/j.archger.2023.105126


Association Between Life Space Mobility and Hearing Handicap Using a Mail-In Format of the Life Space Questionnaire (LSQ)

Oliva, Allison, Jessica S. West, Sherri L. Smith, Ryan J. Huang, & Kristal M. Riska (2023) American Journal of Audiology.


doi:​ 10.1044/2023_AJA-22-00052


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

M.P.H. Thesis

"Exploring Strategies for Telling Others About Hearing Loss."

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

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

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