12/2: Jennifer Silva, Indiana University, will discuss “Linking Electronic Health Records and in-Depth Interviews to Uncover Barriers to Health and Wellbeing among Women in a Disadvantaged Coal-Mining Community” at the E&I Cluster Workshop

Location: McNeil 367, University of Pennsylvania

(If you prefer to join by Zoom, please register for the Friday E&I Cluster Workshop Zoom.)


Read Dr. Silva’s recent paper: Hirsch, A., Durden, T. E., & Silva, J. (2022). Linking Electronic Health Records and In-Depth Interviews to Inform Efforts to Integrate Social Determinants of Health Into Health Care Delivery: Protocol for a Qualitative Research StudyJMIR research protocols11(3), e36201. PMCID: PMC8956985.

Jennifer Silva is an Assistant Professor Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Her research interests include political culture, social class, inequality, transitions to adulthood, qualitative methods, and family and intimate life. Previously, Silva taught sociology at Bucknell University. She was also a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, where she studied the impact of economic insecurity and social isolation on the transition to adulthood for working-class youth. Silva has authored two books exploring American working-class culture, including We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2013). She is currently funded by the Russell Sage Foundation on a project that integrates women’s electronic health records and in-depth interviews to uncover social determinants of health and barriers to well-being among women living in a disadvantaged rural community. Silva has also collaborated with research institutions including Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute, bringing expertise in qualitative methods to policy-makers.  See her research in The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Boston GlobeThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Atlantic, Boston Review, and NPR’s On Point. She’s been interviewed on Marketplace, WAMC’s The Roundtable, WITF’s Smart Talk, and two programs on SiriusXM—Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang and P.O.T.U.S.