Jess Carson

Research Assistant Professor

Jess Carson is a research assistant professor with the Vulnerable Families Research Program at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Since joining Carsey in 2010, she has studied poverty, work, and the social safety net, including policies and programs that support low-income workers like affordable health insurance, food assistance programs, and quality child care.

Her other interests include health within and across families, and the intersection of health and employment across the income spectrum. Jess is also working on a long-term project around the challenges and opportunities facing people who live and work in rural communities, with the goal of highlighting the strategies that work best to support them. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of New Hampshire.

Expertise: 
Poverty
Work
Women in the workplace
Department/College: 
Carsey School of Public Policy
Sociology
Phone: 
603-862-3215
Mobile Phone: 
603-219-3321
Address: 
Huddleston Hall, 73 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824