Lerner Affiliate Jennifer Montez speaks about state policies & life expectancy on Innovation Hub podcast

Professor of Sociology Jennifer Karas Montez

Lerner Center Affiliate and professor of sociology, Jennifer Karas Montez, was interviewed for the segment, “Your State’s Politics Might Be The Death of You,” on the Innovation Hub podcast. Montez is an expert on the social causes of death and disease in the United States. Her research explores how differing state policies have contributed to a seven year gap between the state with the highest (Hawaii) and the lowest (West Virginia) life expectancy in the U.S.