Associate Professor, Sociology
Areas of Research Interest: Social Disparities in Mental Health and Well-Being, Processes of Social Stratification and Mobility, and Life Course Sociology
Their winning paper, entitled “Flu and Finances: Influenza Outbreaks and Loan Defaults in US Cities, 2004-2012,” was selected as the awardee of the 2015-2016 campus-wide Health and Society Research Prize sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Fenaba Addo and Jason Houle, along with their co-author Daniel Simon, recently published a paper in the Journal of Race and Social Problems entitled “Young, Black and (Still) in the Red: Parental Wealth, Race, and Student Loan Debt”. The paper examines the disparity between black young adult debt load and their white counterparts as well as discusses the differences in experience with paying down the debt.