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Personal profile


Dr. Jo Mhairi Hale received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Davis in 2016 then completed a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany in 2018, and has been at St Andrews ever since. She is dedicated to shedding light on the stark and far-reaching consequences of sociopolitical inequalities in hopes of contributing to dismantling power structures that perpetuate those inequities. She has focused primarily on population health disparities and disparities in outcomes for Mexican migrants to the USA, but is starting a new line of research with the Data for Justice team to study the health impacts of climate change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California

Sept 2011Aug 2016

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

Master of Arts, Sociology, University of California

1 Sept 201113 Jun 2013

Award Date: 13 Jun 2013

Master of Arts, Sustainable Development, Northern Arizona University

15 Jan 20071 Dec 2009

Award Date: 11 Dec 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Virginia

1 Sept 199720 May 2001

Award Date: 20 May 2001

External positions

Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

1 Aug 2018 → …


  • HM Sociology
  • demography
  • race/ethnicity
  • inequality
  • Health Data Science


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