Jarron M. Saint Onge

Jarron M. Saint Onge
  • Professor
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Population Health

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room 751
5007 Student Center
Medical Center, Kansas City


Professor Saint Onge's (Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder) research applies advanced quantitative techniques to social epidemiologic phenomena. His research falls in the area of medical sociology and social demography. His principle research focus is on the social determinants of population health and health disparities by race/ethnic and socioeconomic status. He has a continued interest in the role of health lifestyles, health behaviors, neighborhood context, and social stressors in explaining mental and physical health and mortality outcomes.

Jarron M. Saint Onge has a joint-appointment with the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center.


Social Determinants of Health
Social Problems
Health and Social Behavior
Health Care

Selected Publications

Saint Onge, J., Fagan, M., Befort, C. (2022). The association between the obesogenic environment and 6-month and 24-month weight change in a rural weight loss intervention trial in the United States. Preventive Medicine - Volume 158. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.YPMED.2022.107040.
Agusto, F., Erovenko, I., Fulk, A., Abu-Saymeh, Q., Romero-Alvarez, D., Ponce, J., Sindi, S., Ortega, O., Saint Onge, J., Peterson, A. (2022). To isolate or not to isolate: the impact of changing behavior on COVID-19 transmission. BMC Public Health - Issue 1 | Volume 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/S12889-021-12275-6.
Mollborn, S., Lawrence, E., Saint Onge, J. (2021). Contributions and Challenges in Health Lifestyles Research. Journal of Health and Social Behavior - Issue 3 | Volume 62. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146521997813.
Saint Onge, J., Brooks, J. (2020). The exchange and use of cultural and social capital among community health workers in the United States. Sociology of Health & Illness - Issue 2 | Volume 43. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13219.