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Wesley James

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Memphis
Clement Hall, Room 221
Memphis TN 38152

Phone: (901) 678-1631
Fax: (901) 678-2525


Wesley James currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 2009, and served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State during the summer of 2009.

Dr. James' primary research interests are demography, rural health, and medical sociology/sociology of health. He has been involved in several state and federal supported research projects exploring a variety of health-related issues. Currently, his research agenda investigates the relationship between education and health at the micro-level, as well as macro-level regional disparities in cause-specific mortality across the United States using quantitative and spatial statistical models. His research has been published in Population Research and Policy Review, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Rural Health, and International Journal of Health Geographics.

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Department of Sociology
The University of Memphis
231 Clement Hall
Memphis, TN 38152-3530
PHONE: 901-678-2611
FAX: 901-678-2525

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