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Steven Prus

Associate Professor

Degrees:PhD (Simon Fraser University), Post-doctoral Fellowship, Health and Aging Studies (McMaster University and Statistics Canada)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3760
Office:D786 Loeb Building

Professor Prus is currently accepting graduate students interested in the fields of social epidemiology and social gerontology, and welcomes inquiries about specific areas of supervision.


Social gerontology, epidemiology, and statistics, namely applied statistics and general and generalized linear models


2019. Healey, J., Prus, S., and R. Lieflander, Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, 4th Edition. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.

2012. Kobayashi, K. and S. Prus, “Examining the Gender, Ethnicity, and Age Dimensions of the Healthy Immigrant Effect: Factors in the Development of Equitable Health Policy”, International Journal for Equity in Health 11 (8).

2011. Kobayashi, K. and S. Prus, “Adopting an Intersectionality Perspective in the Study of the Healthy Immigrant Effect in Mid- to Later Life,” in O. Hankivsky (ed.), Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional Frameworks and Practices. Vancouver: UBC Press, Ch. 9.

2011. Prus, S., “Comparing Social Determinants of Self-rated Health across the United States and Canada”, Social Science & Medicine 73 (1): 50-59.

2010. Prus, S., Tfaily, R., and Z. Lin, “Comparing Racial and Immigrant Health Status and Health Care Access in Later Life in Canada and the United States”, Canadian Journal on Aging 29, (3): 383-395.

2008. Kobayashi, K., Prus, S. and Z. Lin, “Ethnic Differences in Health: Does Immigration Status Matter?”, Ethnicity & Health 13 (2): 129-147.

2007. Prus, S., “Age, SES, and Health: A Population Level Analysis of Health Inequalities over the Life Course”, Sociology of Health & Illness 29 (2): 275–296.

2006. Brown, R. and Prus, S, “Income Inequality over the Later-Life Course: A Comparative Analysis of Seven OECD countries”, Annals of Actuarial Science 1 (2): 307-317.

2004. Brown, R. and S. Prus, “Social Transfers and Income Inequality in Old Age: A Multi-national Perspective”, North American Actuarial Journal 8 (4): 30-36.

2004. Denton, M., Prus, S., and V. Walters, “Gender Differences in Health: A Canadian Study of the Psychosocial, Structural, and Behavioural Determinants of Health”, Social Science & Medicine 58 (12): 2585-2600.

2003. Prus, S. and E. Gee, “Gender Differences in the Influence of Economic, Lifestyle, and Psychosocial Factors on Later-life Health”, Canadian Journal of Public Health 94 (3): 306-309.

2000. Prus, S., “Income Inequality as a Canadian Cohort Ages: An Analysis of the Later Life Course”, Research on Aging 22 (3): 211-237.