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

Jennifer Callaghan-Koru, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2011
Areas of Study: Child Health; Implementation Science; Medication Adherence; Asthma; Global Health

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

Meryl Cozart, M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1996
Areas of Study: Race, Class, Gender; Alcohol and Drugs; Addictions; Medical Sociology; Social Determinants of Health

Kevin Eckert, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978
Areas of Study: Cultural Anthropology; Anthropology of Aging; Long-Term Care; Research Design/Qualitative Methodologies; Senior’s Housing and Aging Services

Ann Christine Frankowski, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983
Areas of Study: Culture of Senior Housing; Qualitative Methodologies

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

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