Medical Sociology

Malcolm Williams

Senior Policy Researcher, and Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department, RAND Corporation
Professor and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Dissertation Title: "Individual, Clinical, and Contextual Factors Affecting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Quality"... Read more about Malcolm Williams

Sae Takada

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dissertation Title: "Quality of Life, Health-Related Stigma, and The Social Context: Longitudinal Analyses of PLWHA in Uganda and a Literature Review"... Read more about Sae Takada

Annie Steffenson

Medical Writer, Independent Consultant

Dissertation Title: "Toward a Better Understanding of HIV Risk among Young South Africans: Risk Perceptions and the Risk of Concurrent Sexual Partnerships"... Read more about Annie Steffenson

Cleo Samuel-Ryals

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dissertation Title:  "Essays on Health Care Quality and Access: Cancer Care Disparities, Composite Measure Development, and Geographic Variations in Electronic Health Record Adoption"... Read more about Cleo Samuel-Ryals

Hector Rodriguez

Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Director, UC Berkeley Center for Organizational and Innovation Research

Dissertation Title:"Continuity and Team Approaches to Care: Effects on Physician-Patient Relationship Quality, Patients’ Experiences, and the Technical Quality of Care"... Read more about Hector Rodriguez

Jessica Perkins

Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

Dissertation Title:"Conducting Social Network and Social Norm Research in Low-Resource Settings: Food Insecutiry, Depression, and HIV Testing in Rural Uganda"... Read more about Jessica Perkins

Jessica Mittler

Associate Professor, Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions

Dissertation Title:"Medicare Beneficiaries and Market Variations in Service Use, Quality of Care, and Plan Choice"... Read more about Jessica Mittler

Mihan Lee

Resident in Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dissertation Title:  "Investigating Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Experiences of Infertility in the US"... Read more about Mihan Lee

David Kim

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dissertation Title:  "Social Networks and Health: From Epidemiology to Intervention"... Read more about David Kim

Cara James

President and CEO, Grantmakers in Health

Dissertation Title:  "End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): Factors Affecting Patient's Treatment and Care Assessments"... Read more about Cara James

Alison Hwong

VA Scholar, National Clinician Scholars Program, UCSF

Dissertation Title:  "Social Ties and Health: An Analysis of Patient-Doctor Trust and Network-Based Public Health Interventions Through Randomized Experiments and Simulations"... Read more about Alison Hwong

Carrie Farmer

Codirector, RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute
Senior Policy Research and Director of Health Care Quality Measurement and Improvement Program, RAND

Dissertation Title:  "Chronic Illness, Depression, and the Patient-Provider Relationship: Toward a Model of Biopsychosocial Care"... Read more about Carrie Farmer