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Ensminger, Margaret E., Ph.D.

Associate Chair, Dept of Health Policy & Management

Main Office Address

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Henderson House, Rm. 702
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-2308
Fax: 410-955-7241


Administrative Assistant

Mary-Jo Dale
Phone: 410-955-2314




Earlham College



University of Nebraska



University of Chicago

Professional Interests

My main professional interests include social structure and mental health,impact of maternal depression,consistency and change in mental and physical health over the life course, and the adversity and impact it can cause. I am Principal Investigator on a study that has followed children from 1966-67 (as first graders) to currently (age 42).

Selected Publications

Ensminger, M.E., Hanson, S.G., Riley, A.W., and Juon, H.S. Maternal Psychological Distress: Adult SonsÆ and DaughtersÆ Mental Health and Educational Attainment. (In press: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.) 

Ensminger, M.E. and Fothergill, K. 2003. A Decade of Measuring SES: What It Tells Us and Where to Go From Here? In:  Socioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development,  edited by M.H. Bornstein, and R.H. Bradley . New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.  

Ensminger, M.E., Juon, H.S., and Fothergill, K. 2002. Childhood and adolescent antecedents of substance use in early adulthood. Addictions , vol. 97, 2002:833-844.  

Juon, H.S. and Ensminger, and Sydnor, K. A.  2002. Longitudinal Study of Developmental Pathways to Young Adult  Cigarette Smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 66:303-314. 


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