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Kate Choi

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Kate H. Choi, Associate Professor

Director, Centre for Research on Social Inequality
PhD, Sociology, University of California - Los Angeles

Kate H. Choi is a social demographer, inequality scholar, and quantitative sociologist. Her research examines the nature, determinants, and consequences of social inequality.  Her work seeks to identify the social forces and structures that perpetuate racial and socioeconomic inequality. She has published extensively on the wellbeing and health of interracial couples and multiracial individuals. Her work empirically showing the vulnerability of marginalized communities in Canada to COVID-19 has received acclaim. She holds an SSHRC Insight Development Grant on the impact of neighborhood contexts on health, including the spread of COVID-19 and an SSHRC Insight Grant for her project investigating the impact of COVID-19 on housing vulnerability in Canada.  She was awarded Western's Faculty Scholar Award in 2022.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social Demography
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Inequality
  • Family Sociology
  • Racial Inequality
  • Quantitative Methodology

Selected Publications