Department of Sociology
Jonathan Koltai’s research examines social factors that generate inequalities in population health and mental health. He is working on several projects that explore the extent of human suffering precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown measures and resulting macroeconomic shocks. These projects focus on the ways that alternative policy responses may have led to heterogeneous health and mental health outcomes for certain population groups by drawing on cross-national longitudinal data. Koltai’s work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine and SSM-Population Health, among other outlets. After completing his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Toronto, he undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Koltai also holds an M.A. from the University of Toronto and a B.A. from Simon Fraser University. At UNH, Koltai will teach courses on global health and social statistics.