Carmen Jacqueline Ho

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 X53105
MCKN 545
Education (doctoral degree): 
PhD, University of Toronto, Political Science (2020)

Carmen Jacqueline Ho is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and a faculty affiliate with the Institute of Development Studies and One Health Institute at the University of Guelph.

She is also a member of Harvard University's Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and an affiliate with the Hospital for Sick Children's (SickKids) Centre for Global Child Health. Previously, she held a Fulbright at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with the Takemi Program in International Health.

Her research and teaching interests are in comparative politics, international relations, and public policy, with a focus on the welfare state and global health policy. She is especially interested in the political conditions that facilitate the expansion of policies that reduce health disparities.

Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review and The Lancet, as well as public outlets including The Washington Post and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Federation of University Women, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ontario government, and the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG).  

Ho, Carmen Jacqueline. Benevolent Policies: Bureaucratic Politics and the International Dimensions of Social Policy Expansion. American Political Science Review, 1-16. doi:10.1017/S0003055421000927

Ho, Carmen Jacqueline, Hina Khalid, Kimberly Skead, and Joseph Wong. 2022. "The politics of universal health coverage." The Lancet, 399 (10340): 2066-2074.

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Takemi Program in International Health, Fulbright Canada Associate
  • SickKids (Hospital for Sick Children) Centre for Global Child Health, Catalyst Grant Co-Investigator
  • Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), Young Southeast Asia Fellow