Lucie Kalousova
Lucie Kalousova

Assistant Professor

E-mail: lucie.kalousova@ucr.edu

Personal Website: www.luciekalousova.com

Curriculum Vitae


Lucie Kalousova is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2017. Before moving to California, she was a Postdoctoral Prize Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Her research is motivated by the sociological project to advance our understanding of the links between the distribution of socioeconomic resources and health of populations. She investigates the origins and persistence of population health disparities in middle- to high-income countries. Her dissertation was an in-depth study of a single health behaviour disparity responsible for a large share of the life expectancy disparity between more and less well-off Americans: cigarette smoking. In another, related line of inquiry, she has studied how and to what extent material hardship mediates the path between economic cycles and individual health. Additionally, she has turned her attention to questions related to the contingency of unequal outcomes, such as under what circumstances inequality in resources does and does not translate to health disparities, and to the political roots, as well as the political consequences, of health disparities.

Her research has appeared in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, Annual Review of Sociology, and Population Research and Policy Review, Health Policy and Planning, among other outlets.


  • Donahoe, Travis, Norton, Edward, Michael Elliot, Titus, Andrea, Kalousova, Lucie, and Nancy Fleischer. “The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on Smoking Quits Among Low-Income Adults.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Forthcoming.
  • Brown, Dustin C., Lariscy, Joseph T., and Lucie Kalousova. “A Comparison of Survey-Linked Mortality Data and U.S. Vital Statistics Data.” Population Research and Policy Review. 2019.
  • Abrams, Leah, Kalousova, Lucie, and Nancy Fleischer. “Gender differences in the relationships between sociodemographic factors and e-cigarette use with smoking cessation: 2014-2015 Current Population Survey Tobacco Use Supplement.”Journal of Public Health. 2019.
  • Kalousova, Lucie, Xiao, Brian, and Sarah A. Burgard. “Material Hardship and Sleep: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study.” Sleep Health. 2019.
  • Kalousova, Lucie and Michael Evangelist. “Rent Assistance and Health: Findings from Detroit.Housing Studies. 2019.

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