Carmen Jacqueline Ho

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
MCKN 905
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 Guelph Institute of Development Studies and the One Health Institute.

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 (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.

She specializes in comparative politics and public policy, with a focus on health politics and policy. She is especially interested in the political conditions that facilitate the expansion of public policies which reduce health inequalities. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review (APSR) and is forthcoming in The Lancet. She has also written for The Washington Post.  

Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canadian Federation of University Women, and 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

  • 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