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Shannon Monnat

Associate Professor, Sociology

Shannon Monnat

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426 Eggers Hall
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TuTh 12:30-2:00 (by appt only)
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Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-9040

Curriculum Vitae
Monnat, Shannon

Lerner Chair of Public Health Promotion
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, 2008


Social demography, social determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality, inequality and social stratification


Fall 2017

SOC 101.005 Introduction to Sociology, TuTh 11:00-12:20, Shafer 121 


Shannon Monnat is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She is also the Lerner Chair of Public Health Promotion. Dr. Monnat received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany in 2008. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse University, she was a faculty member for five years at University of Nevada Las Vegas and for four years at Penn State University. As a scholar of social inequality and social demography, Dr. Monnat's research examines the correlates and consequences of social disadvantage, particularly at the intersections of place, public policy, and health. A common theme binding much of her work is a concern for rural people and places. Her current research focuses on spatial differences in opioid misuse and mortality and other diseases and deaths of despair.  More


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Social Demography
Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
Spatial Differences in Morbidity and Mortality
Inequality and Social Stratification  

Research Grants and Awards

“Despair, Death, and Democracy: Understanding Associations between Place-Level Economic Conditions, Population Health, and U.S. Election Outcomes,"  The Institute for New Economic Thinking, 2017-2018.

“Understanding the Geography of Stress-Related Mortality in the U.S., with a Focus on Opiate Addiction and Drug Overdose Mortality,” USDA Economic Research Service, 2016-2017.

“Neighborhood Effects on Health,”  PA Tobacco Settlement Fund, 2016-2017.

“Spatially Heterogeneous Effects ofSNAP Participation & Food Insecurity on Hispanic Children’s Physical and Mental Health,”  RIDGE Center for Targeted Studies, 2015-2016.

“The Impact of Human Capital and Contextual Characteristics on Health Care Access and Utilization Disparities among Hispanics in Different Geographic Contexts,”  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014-2016.