Research Overview: My research focuses on the role that social factors play in driving racial disparities in physical and mental health. In one stream of research, I focus on the role of stress and coping resources in explaining Black-White differences in mental health. In a second stream of research, I complicate how race is used as a variable in health disparities research by considering how different specifications of race (such as skin tone or disaggregated multiracial status) can influence how we understand race-health relationships.
Teaching: My teaching efforts have mainly focused on the social determinants of health, mental health, research methods, and statistics. At the University of Washington, I expect to teach graduate courses on the social determinants of health and undergraduate courses in health, race/ethnicity, and research methods.
Biography: I received my BA in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2020.
- Louie, Patricia, Terrence D. Hill, and Laura Upenieks. Do Early Life Stressors Moderate the Impact of Cumulative Pandemic Stress on Anger? Advances in Life Course Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2023.100576
- Louie, Patricia, Terrence D. Hill, and Laura Upenieks. Do Early Life Stressors Moderate the Impact of Cumulative Pandemic Stress on Anger? Advances in Life Course Research.
- Louie, Patricia and Reed T. DeAngelis. 2023.“Fear of a Black Neighborhood: Anti-Black Racism and the Health of White Americans.” Social Forces.
- Louie, Patricia, Cary Wu, Faraz V. Shahidi, and Arjumand Siddiqi. 2023 “Inflation Hardship,Gender, and Mental Health.” SSM Population Health.
- Louie, Patricia, Laura Upenieks, and Terrence D. Hill. 2023. “Cumulative Pandemic Stressors, Psychosocial Resources, and Psychological Distress: Toward a More Comprehensive Test of a Pandemic Stress Process.” Society and Mental Health.
- Louie, Patricia and Laura Upenieks. 2022. “Vicarious Discrimination, Psychosocial Resources, and Health.” Social Psychology Quarterly.
- Louie, Patricia, Laura Upenieks, Christy L. Erving, and Courtney S. Thomas Tobin. 2022. “Do Racial Differences in Coping Resources Explain the Black-White Paradox in Mental Health? A Test of Multiple Mechanisms.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
- Louie, Patricia, Laura Upenieks, Arjumand Siddiqi, David R. Williams, and David T. Takeuchi. 2021. “Race, Flourishing, and All-Cause Mortality in the United States, 1995–2016.” American Journal of Epidemiology.
- Louie, Patricia. 2020. “Revisiting the Cost of Skin Color: Discrimination, Mastery, and Mental Health among Black Adolescents.” Society and Mental Health 10(1): 1-19.
- Louie, Patricia and Blair Wheaton. 2019. “The Black-White Paradox Revisited: Understanding the Role of Counterbalancing Mechanisms.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 60(2): 169-187.
- Louie, Patricia and Blair Wheaton. 2018. “Prevalence and Patterning of Mental Disorder Through Adolescence in Three Cohorts of Black and White Americans.” American Journal of Epidemiology 187(11): 2332-38.