Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.
Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Pearson conducts research within the area of social epidemiology. Other research interests include childhood chronic diseases and Caribbean-American health.
Geronimus, Arline T., Jay Pearson, Erin Linnenbringer, Amy Schulz, Angela Reyes, Elissa Eppel, Jue Lin, and Elizabeth Blackburn. 2015. "Race-Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors, and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-based Sample." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56(2): 199-224. DOI. Abstract.
Pearson, Jay, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2011. "Race/ethnicity, Socioeconomic Characteristics, Co-ethnic Social Ties and Health: Evidence from the National Jewish Population Survey." American Journal of Public Health, 101(7): 1314–1321. PMCID: PMC3110243. DOI. Abstract.
Geronimus, Arline T., Margaret Hicken, Jay Pearson, Sarah Seashols, Kelly Brown, and Tracey Dawson Cruz. 2010. "Do US Black Women Experience Stress-Related Accelerated Biological Aging?" Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective, 21(1): 19-38. PMCID: PMC2861506. DOI. Abstract.
Kaestner, Robert, Jay Pearson, Danya Keene, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2009. "Stress, Allostatic Load, and Health of Mexican Immigrants." Social Science Quarterly, 90(5): 1089-1111. PMCID: PMC3001634. DOI. Abstract.