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Montez discusses state policies, life expectancy on Innovation Hub

March 26, 2021

Innovation Hub

Jennifer Karas Montez

Jennifer Karas Montez


Policymakers have a thumb on the scale when it comes to how long we live. Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology and Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies, has spent her career studying the social causes of death and disease in the United States—how differing state policies have contributed to a seven-year gap between the state with the highest (Hawaii) and the lowest (West Virginia) life expectancy in the U.S. Montez was interviewed for the segment, "Your State’s Politics Might Be The Death of You," on Innovation Hub podcast.


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