Jessica M. Sautter PhD

Jessica Sautter PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Sociology


BA, Sociology & Psychology, The College of New Jersey

MA, Sociology, Duke University

PhD, Sociology, Duke University

Research Interests

  • Social determinants of health, gerontology/geriatrics, palliative care
  • Survey research & quantitative analysis


Dr. Sautter’s research and teaching at USciences integrate social sciences and health sciences.  Her research examines social patterns in health outcomes and health care utilization among U.S. adults, military veterans, older adults in China, and people with advanced illness.  Dr. Sautter teaches Introduction to Sociology, Principles of Sociology (for pre-med students), and Statistics & Experimental Design (for health psychology graduate students). She enjoys mentoring secondary analysis of survey data with social science minors, Honors students, and graduate students in health psychology and health policy.  Dr. Sautter’s service to USciences includes Misher College Council, Faculty Senate, General Education, and Alpha Phi Omega.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Contact Information

Office location: Kline Hall Room 207
Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.895.1155
Office Fax: 215.596.7625

j [dot] sautter [at] usciences [dot] edu