Courtney Boen in the News

  • Penn School of Arts & Science's OMNIA recently launched a six-episode podcast series that explores the forces that have shaped events in 2020. The first three episodes of In These Times are now available online. Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Regina Baker (PSC Research Associate) were featured in the first episode,
    "Dimensions of the COVID-19 Crisis."

  • Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associates) was interviewed on the This Week In Sociological Perspective podcast about her article in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

  • Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about non-medical solutions, such as paid sick leave, to combat effects of the pandemic.

  • Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and co-authors penned an article published in The Hill about the racial, ethnic and class disparities among COVID-19 patients.

  • Congratulations to Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate), on getting funding from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD) for a pilot project titled, “The Roles of State and Local Immigration Policy in Shaping Patterns of Health Inequality”. The project will expand understanding of the links between state and local policy, institutional practice, and population health by examining how state-level restrictive immigration policies and state- and county-level immigration enforcement activities shape patterns of health inequality from birth through late life.

  • Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was recently named "Member of the Month" by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.

  • Courtney Boen received a pilot award from Penn Institute on Aging for her project on Psychosocial Stress Exposure, Biological Functioning, and Cognitive Change across the Life Course. Check out the list of awardees here.

  • Courtney Boen has received the graduate student paper award from ASA's Section of Aging and the Life Course at the annual meeting in Montreal. Her paper is entitled, "The role of socioeconomic factors in Black-White health inequities across the life course: Point-in-time measures, long-term exposures, and differential health returns," and can be read here.

  • Penn News features the Quartet Pilot Program winners and the program is discussed by Irma Elo and Kevin Volpp: Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding.


    Six faculty members from different schools at the University of Pennsylvania are taking their research one step further, with support from the annual Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition. Hanming Fang, whose project, “Long-term Care Financing Using Home-equity Release,” evaluates how aging people in China can receive long-term care in their homes and use housing wealth to fund its costs.
    Courtney Elizabeth Boen, who joins the Department of Sociology in July, will be working on the project, “Biological Risk, Physical Functioning and Psychosocial Stress Among Older-age Hispanics,” which uses nationally representative, longitudinal data to examine the physical well-being of senior Hispanics relative to other populations and to further assess the stress-related pathways underlying health disparities. Read more on Penn Today.