Science, Technology and Medicine

Like the sociology of health and illness, students to take this area are usually interested in concepts associated with health and medicine. Unlike the “health and illness” area, however, this area focuses on the technologies and institutions surrounding health outcomes. Students who take this minor area must be acquainted with any perspectives that suggest that the institutions with which people become connected (for example, which hospitals one goes to) affect their health, as well as theories which suggest that the technologies that are developed and offered within a given context are consequential for those individuals.

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Dan Hirschman

Associate Professor

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Vida Maralani

Associate Professor

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Erin York Cornwell

Associate Professor

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Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness