Research Interests

Marina Adler, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1990
Areas of Study: Social Science Methodology and Statistics; Cross-National Gender, Work and Family Issues; Social Inequality (Race, Class, Gender); Social Policy

Katie Birger, M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2013
Areas of Study: Medical Sociology; Health Behaviors

Bambi Chapin, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2003
Areas of Study: Psychodynamics and Child Development in Socio-Cultural Context; Social and Emotional Relationships; Mental Health and Illness; Dissociation and Trauma; Trance and Spirit Possession; South Asia

Sarah Chard, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2001
Areas of Study: Medical Anthropology; Urban Anthropology; Treatment Seeking; Social Support

Jun Chu, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2022
Areas of Study: Immigrant health and health care access; Immigration and health policy and their impacts; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD)’s patients and their caregivers

Mercedez Dunn, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2021
Areas of Study: Black women’s sexuality; Gendered relationship formation; Sexual Health; Social Inequity (race, class, and gender)

Aubrey L. Jackson, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013
Areas of Study: Neighborhoods, Crime, and Health; Law & Society; Gender Stratification; and Political Sociology

Andrea Kalfoglou, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
Areas of Study: Bioethics; Feminist Bioethics; Public Health Ethics; Public Health Policy; Women’s Health; Reproductive Policy and Ethics; Genetics Policy and Ethics; Research Ethics; Research Methods

Camee Maddox-Wingfield, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2015
Areas of Study: Dance Anthropology; Feminist Ethnography; Martinique, Caribbean; African Diaspora; Spirituality and Religion 

Christine Mair, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2011
Areas of Study: Life Course; Social Ties; Family; Aging; Health; Social Inequality (Race, Class, Gender); Globalization

Sameera S. Nayak, Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2022
Areas of Study: Immigrant Health, Legal Status, Social and Political Determinants of Health, Violence and Trauma, Mental Health

John Schumacher, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2000
Areas of Study: Medical Sociology; Social Gerontology; Physician-Patient Relationships

Dena Smith, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2011
Areas of Study: Sociology of Health and Illness (Medical Sociology); Sociology of Mental Health; Sociology of Psychiatry; Gender and Health; Cognitive Sociology

Brian Soller, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013
Areas of Study: Criminology; Social Determinants of Health; Social Networks; Adolescence

Brandy Wallace, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006
Areas of Study: Social Inequality (Race, Class, Gender); Paraprofessional Healthcare Workforce in Senior Housing; Physician-Patient Interaction; Health Disparities

Nick Welcome, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2013
Areas of Study: Urban Anthropology; Science and Technology Studies; Medical Anthropology; Energy and Development; Environmental Justice; Latin America

Takashi Yamashita, Ph.D., Miami University, 2011
Areas of Study: Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being over the Life Course; Benefits of Lifelong Learning; Socio-Geographic Access to Health Resources; Health Literacy in Older Populations