Courtney Boen

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Courtney Boen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the drivers of racial-ethnic health disparities over the life course. She has conducted research on the disparate impacts of incarceration and policing on population health outcomes, as well as the health impacts of structural racism more generally. 


This study will investigate the causal impacts of implementation—and, in more recent years, repeal—of state sentencing policies on racial disparities in health among infants and young adults.