Jen Brooks

Research Associate

201 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Fax: (607) 255-2763

Jen Brooks

Jen Brooks received her Ph.D. in Sociology at Syracuse University with a specialization in disability. She joined the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in September 2021 as a Postdoctoral Associate.


Jen’s research lies at the intersection of disability, intersectionality, and the labor market. Specifically, her research examines how certain status-based characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and disability type, intertwine with an individual’s disability status to shape their labor market outcomes. Currently, Jen is working with State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) data, and other secondary data sources to improve the management and service delivery in VR agencies across the United States.


Ph.D. 2021 Syracuse University, Sociology

M.A. 2017 Syracuse University, Sociology

B.A. 2015 Grinnell College, Sociology