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Emily DoreGraduate Student

Advisor: Ellen Idler


  • MPH, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 2017
  • MSW, Macro Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, 2015
  • BA, Art History and Italian Studies, Boston University, 2006

General Research Areas

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Policies as Determinants of Health
  • Life Course Health

Current Research

I study structural determinants of health with a life course perspective. My research goal is to inform social and economic policies that decrease health disparities. My recent published work has examined the association between state-level structural sexism and the gendered use of preventive health care, as well as the short-term health effects of changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My dissertation research is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (F31MD017935) and focuses on the relationship between childhood context and adult health. More specifically, I study 1) state variation in the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status and adult health and 2) the long-term impact of childhood exposure to welfare reform on adult health.

Recent Publications

Emily C. Dore, Paul R. Shafer, and Melvin D. Livingston III. “State-Level Data on TANF Policy Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” BMC Research Notes 16: 1-3.

Emily Dore, Surbhi Shrivastava, and Patricia Homan. “Structural Sexism and Preventive Health Care in United States.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Forthcoming.

Emily C. Dore, Monique Hennink, Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Stephanie Spaid Miedema, Aloka Talukder, Alison Hoover, and Kathryn M. Yount. 2022. “Men’s Use of Coercion Against Women in Rural Bangladesh.” Psychology of Violence 12: 183-193.

Emily C. Dore, Melvin D. Livingston III, and Paul R. Shafer. 2022. “Easing Cash Assistance Rules During COVID-19 Was Associated with Reduced Days of Poor Physical and Mental Health.” Health Affairs 41: 1590-1597.

Stephanie Spaid Miedema, Monique Hennink, Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Aloka Talukder, Emily C. Dore, and Kathryn M. Yount. 2019. “Women’s Income-Generating Activity and Experiences of Economic Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Bangladesh.” Sex Roles 85: 373-390.

Pengsheng Ni, Molly Marino, Emily Dore, Lily Sonis, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Alan M. Jette, and Lewis E. Kazis. 2019. “Extreme Response Style Bias in Burn Survivors.” PLoS One 14(5).

Cayla J. Saret, Pengsheng Ni, Molly Marino, Emily Dore, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider, and Lewis E. Kazis. 2019. “Social Participation of Burn Survivors and the General Population in Work and Employment: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile Study.” Journal of Burn Care & Research 40: 669-677.