Jason Houle

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Affiliate, Quantitative Social Science Program


Blunt Alum Ctr, Room 308B
HB 6104


  • PhD, Sociology and Demography The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • MA, Sociology and DemographyThe Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • BA, University of Maine, Sociology, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Lippert, Adam, Jason Houle, and Katrina Walsemann. 2022. "Student Debt and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among U.S. Adults in Early Mid-Life" American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2022.02.002 

  • Warner, Cody, Jason Houle, and Joshua Kaiser. 2021. "Criminal Justice Contact and Indebtedness in Young Adulthood: Examining the Role of State Hidden Sentence Policies" Social Currents 8:203-228. https://doi.org/10.1177/2329496520974018    

  • Sun, Amy Rui Ning (Dartmouth '17)† and Jason Houle. 2020. "Trajectories of Debt Across the Life Course and Mental Health at Mid Life."  Society and Mental Health 10:61-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156869318816742

    †Dartmouth undergraduate student mentee


  • Houle, Jason and Fenaba Addo. 2019. "Racial Disparities in Student Loan Debt and the Reproduction of The Fragile Black Middle Class." Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, 5:562-577.  https://doi.org/10.1177/2332649218790989

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