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Andrew Fenelon Ph.D.

Andrew Fenelon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Health Services Administration
3310 School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6125


  1. Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  2. A.M., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  3. B.A., Geography, University of California - Santa Barbara


Dr. Andrew Fenelon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park. His main research interests focus on health disparities, population health, health policy, and methods. His research has examined race/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health in the United States, immigrant health and mortality, and cigarette smoking's impact on US life expectancy. He has worked on several projects surrounding the mortality advantage of Hispanics in the United States, demonstrating that a low burden of cigarette smoking makes a substantial contribution to the advantage of Mexican immigrants over US-born non-Hispanic whites. Dr. Fenelon's current research addresses the effects of HUD rental assistance on health, health care access, and neighborhood attainment in the US using the recent National Health Interview Survey linkage to HUD administrative records. This work highlights. the significant health and economic benefits of receiving rental assistance and provides important implications for social policies directed toward the reduction of health disparities.