B.A., Ohio State University (2011); M.P.H., Emory University (2013)
Joshua studies the interfaces of human biological, psychological, and social systems. For his dissertation project, he is developing a theoretical model to specify the role of emotions in regulating the allocation of energetic effort. He is conducting fieldwork to test predictions of this model among Shuar forager-horticulturalist communities in the Amazon basin and Andean foothills of southeastern Ecuador.
He also conducts research on how social inequalities become biologically embedded and produce health disparities. In future work, he plans to integrate his two lines of inquiry by testing whether emotions that respond to energetic cues play a role in generating and reproducing health disparities.
Schrock JM, McClure HH, Snodgrass JJ, Liebert MA, Charlton KE, Arokiasamy P, Naidoo N, Kowal P. (In press). Food insecurity partially mediates associations between social disadvantage and body compostion among older adults in India: Results from the the Study on Global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). American Journal of Human Biology.
Schrock JM, Adler NE, Epel ES, Nuru-Jeter AM, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Taylor RJ, Chae DH. (In press). Socioeconomic status, financial strain, and leukocyte telomere length in a sample of African American midlife men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Biritwum RB, Minicuci N, Yawson AE, Theou O, Mensah GP, Naidoo N, Wu F, Guo Y, Zheng Y, Jiang Y, Maximova T, Kalula S, Arokiasamy P, Salinas-Rodríguez A, Manrique-Espinoza B, Snodgrass J, Sterner KN, Eick GN, Liebert MA, Schrock JM, Afshar S, Thiele E, Vollmer S, Harttgen K, Strulik H, Byles, JE, Rockwood K, Mitniski A, Chatterji S, Kowal P (2016). Prevalence of and factors associated with frailty and disability in older adults from China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Maturitas 91: 8-18
Barrett TM, Liebert MA, Schrock JM, Cepon-Robins TJ, Mathur A, Kowal P, Snodgrass JJ (2016). Physical activity and function among older adults in Jodhpur, India. Annals of Human Biology 43(5): 488-491.
Lin L, Brown KB, Hall BJ, Yu F, Yang J, Wang J, Schrock JM, Bodomo AB, Yang L, Yang B, Nehl EJ, Tucker JD, Wong FY. (2015). Overcoming barriers to healthcare access: A qualitative study among African migrants in Guangzhou, China. Global Public Health 11(9): 1135-1147.
Lin L, Brown KB, Hall BJ, Yu F, Yang J, Wang J, Schrock JM, Bodomo AB, Yang L, Yang B, Nehl EJ, Tucker JD, Wong FY. (2015). Health care experiences and perceived barriers to healthcare access: A qualitative study among African migrants in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 17(5): 1509-1517.