Jennifer Ahern PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Chancellor's Professor of Public Health
  • PH250B: Epidemiologic Methods II (Fall)
  • PH255D: Methods in Social Epidemiology (Spring)
Research Interests: 
  • Social epidemiology
  • Neighborhood characteristics and health
  • Methodological issues and novel methodological applications in social epidemiology
  • Traumatic events
  • Substance use
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral health
  • Birth outcomes and maternal health
  • Population health
Selected Publications: 

Leslie HH, Ahern J, Pettifor AE, Twine R, Kahn K, Gómez-Olivé FX, Lippman SA. Collective efficacy, alcohol outlet density, and young men’s alcohol use in rural South Africa. Health and Place 2015;34:190-8. 

Ahern J, Worthen M, Masters J, Lippman S, Ozer E, Moos R. The challenges of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans' transition from military to civilian life and approaches to reconnection. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(7): e0128599. 

Ahern J, Balzer LB, Galea S. The roles of outlet density and norms in alcohol use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2015; 151:144-50.

Cerda M, Tracy M, Ahern J, Galea S. Addressing population health and health inequalities: the role of fundamental causes. American Journal of Public Health 2014;104:S609–S619. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302055.

Ahern J, Leslie HH. Life course approach to substance use. In A life course approach to mental disorders, ed. KC Koenen, S Rudenstine, S Galea, E Susser. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014. p 133-40. 

Cohen AK, Ahern J. How research on public school closures can inform research on public hospital closures. Social Science and Medicine 2014;114:197-9.

Worthen M, Rathod SD, Cohen G, Ursano R, Gifford R, Fullerton C, Galea S, Ahern J. Anger problems and posttraumatic stress disorder in National Guard and Reserve service members. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2014;55:52-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.04.004.

Ahern J, Margerison-Zilko C, Hubbard A, Galea S. Alcohol outlets and binge drinking in urban neighborhoods: the implications of non-linearity for intervention and policy. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103(4):e81-7.

Subbaraman MS, Lendle S, van der Laan M, Kaskutas LA, Ahern J. Cravings as a mediator and moderator of drinking outcomes in the COMBINE Study. Addiction 2013;108:1737-44.

Worthen M, Ahern J. The causes, course, and consequences of anger problems in veterans returning to civilian life. Journal of Loss and Trauma 2013; DOI:10.1080/15325024.2013.788945.

Leslie HH, Ahern J, Chinaglia M, Kerrigan D, Lippman S.  Participation in social networks and drug use in a cohort of Brazilian sex workers. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013;67:491-7.

Ahern J, Cerda M, Lippman S, Tardiff K, Vlahov D, Galea S. Navigating non-positivity in neighborhood studies: an analysis of collective efficacy and violence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013;67:159-65.

Gerdts C, Vohra D, Ahern J. Measuring unsafe abortion-related mortality: a systematic review of existing methods. PLoS ONE 2013;8(1): e53346.

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Profile Updated: September 12, 2016