Dr. Jarron Saint Onge's research applies advanced quantitative techniques to social epidemiologic phenomena. His principle research focus is on the social determinants of population health, with an emphasis on the role of health behavior patterns (i.e. alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking, diet, physical activity) and biomarkers on physical and mental health, and mortality disparities by race/ethnic and socioeconomic status.


Research Interests

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Demography
  • Mortality
  • Health Disparities
  • Biodemography
  • Community and Neighborhood Effects
  • Quantitative Methods


Boardman, Jason B., Liam Downey, James S. Jackson, J. Bryce Merrill, Jarron M. Saint Onge, and David R. Williams. 2009. "Proximate Industrial Activity and Psychological Distress." Population and Environment 30:3-25.

Saint Onge, Jarron M., Patrick M. Krueger, and Richard G. Rogers. 2008. "Historical Trends in Height, Weight, and Body Mass: Data from U.S. Major League Baseball Players, 1869-1983." Economics and Human Biology 6(3):482-88.

Saint Onge, Jarron M., Richard G. Rogers, and Patrick M. Krueger. 2008. "Major League Baseball Players’ Life Expectancies." Social Science Quarterly 89(3):838-851.

Boardman, Jason D., Jarron M. Saint Onge, Brett C. Haberstick, David S. Timberlake, Michael Stallings, and John K. Hewitt. 2008. "Do Schools Moderate the Genetic Determinants of Smoking?" Behavior Genetics 38(3):234-46.

Saint Onge, Jarron M., Lori M. Hunter, and Jason D. Boardman. 2007. "Population Growth in High Amenity Regions: Does it Bring New Opportunities for Long-Term Residents?" Social Science Quarterly 88(2):366-81.

Witnauer, William D., Richard G. Rogers, and Jarron M. Saint Onge. 2007. "Baseball Career Length in the Twentieth-Century: The Effects of Age, Performance, and Era" Population Research and Policy Review 26(4):371-86.

Boardman, Jason D., Jarron M. Saint Onge, Richard G. Rogers, and Justin T. Denney. 2005. "Race Differentials in Obesity: The Impact of Place." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 46(3):229-43.

Rogers, Richard G., and Jarron M. Saint Onge. 2005. "Race/Ethnic and Sex Differentials in Pulse Pressure Among U.S. Adults." Ethnicity & Disease 15(4):601-7.

Boardman, Jason D. and Jarron M. Saint Onge. 2005. "Neighborhoods and Adolescent Development." Children, Youth, and Environment 15(1):138-64.

Hunter, Lori M., Jason D. Boardman, and Jarron M. Saint Onge. 2005 "The Association between Amenity-Related Population Growth and Long-Term Residents’ Economic Well-Being." Rural Sociology 70(4):452-69.