Jake Tarrence is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University, and a graduate student affiliate of the Institute for Population Research. He is broadly interested in health across the life course. His research interests include: health and well-being; aging and the life course; stress and biomarkers of stress; race and race relations; contextual effects on health; and quantitative methods. His scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, Ethnic and Racial Studies, The Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, and Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia.
He is currently working on two major projects. The first focuses on understanding race/ethnic differences in the effects of socioeconomic factors on health. The second focuses on exploring social relationships among older adults in the United States.