Jason Schnittker is a sociology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in medical sociology and social psychology, focusing on mental health, physical health, and the relationship between the two. His current research is concerned with the effects of incarceration on the health of individuals, families, and communities, funded in part by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy, described here (in collaboration with Chris Uggen of the University of Minnesota). He is also interested in gene-environment relationships as they relate to health and well-being. He has a long-standing interest in public beliefs about mental health and illness, especially regarding how the public thinks about the causes of mental illness.
For a current version of his vita, look here.