Zohra Ansari-Thomas

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Assistant Professor of Public Health & Sociology, Franklin & Marshall College


Entered Program: 2019
First Year Paper Advisor: Emilio Alberto Parrado
Second Year Paper Advisor: Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Chair: Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Committee: Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Emilio Alberto Parrado
Graduation Year: 2023

Zohra Ansari-Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Sociology at Franklin & Marshall College. She completed her PhD in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2023, and her Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology at George Washington University in 2018. Her research covers topics related to population health and aging, caregiving, migration, and family well-being. Zohra is currently involved in several projects pertaining to aging and care work, which address gender, race, and socioeconomic dynamics in caregiving (child and adult, paid and unpaid), racial and immigrant exclusion in long-term care options, and care provided by aging adults themselves. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, Zohra worked as a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, where her work focused on sexual and reproductive health among immigrants and adolescents.