Teaching & Mentoring

Courses

*indicates courses taught at UC, Riverside

Graduate

  • Ethics and Professionalism in Public Policy*
  • Medical Sociology*
  • Health, Illness, and Society
  • Advanced Methods Seminar in Research Design & Applied Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Social Capital and Health

Undergraduate

  • Ethics and Professionalism in Public Policy*
  • Medical Sociology*
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Social Statistics
  • Classical Sociological Theory

Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring and Supervision

Beyond the classroom, I am highly involved in mentoring students and trainees.

Current Mentoring

Shayna LaScala (PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside; Supervisor).

Elizabeth Bogumil (PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside; Supervisor).

Annahita Ehsan (PhD candidate, Faculté de sciences sociales et politiques
de l’Université de Lausanne; Supervisor: Dario Spini). Dissertation: Community-based social capital interventions and mental health promotion for older adults in Switzerland

Colin Bernatzsky (PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine; Supervisor: David Snow).

Lacee Satcher (PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University; Supervisor: Christy Erving).

Michaela Curran (PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside; Co-Supervisors: Matthew Mahutga and Bruce Link). Dissertation: Political-Economic Context and the ”Challenge of the Gradient”: How Social Structure and Position Shape Health Disparities

Kaitlyn Jaffe (PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia; Supervisor: Lindsey Richardson).

Ryan Stillwagon (PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia; Supervisor: Amin Ghaziani).

Arwa Gazzaz (PhD student, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia; Supervisor: Jolanta Aleksejuniene).

Recent Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring

2019

Emily J. Rugel (PhD in Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia; Supervisor: Michael Brauer). Dissertation: Defining Equitable Access to Natural Space as a Mental Health-Promoting Urban Resource.

2018

Andrea N. Polonijo (PhD in Sociology, University of British Columbia; Supervisor). Dissertation: Socioeconomic and Racial-Ethnic Inequalities in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Empirically Testing Fundamental Cause, Health Lifestyle, and Altruism Mechanisms of Health Disparities. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside

2017

Basia Pakula (PhD in Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia; Supervisor: Jean Shoveller). Dissertation: Sexual Orientation, Mood Disorders, and Mental Health Service Utilization in Canada.

2016

Stephen W. Pan (PhD in Population and Public Health; Supervisor: Patricia Spittal). Dissertation: Sociocultural HIV Vulnerabilities among Ethnic and Religious Minority Men who have Sex with Men in North China. First position after graduation: Research Fellow at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan.

2014

Alyn Turner-McCarty (PhD in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Supervisor: Adam Gamoran). Dissertation: Parent Social Networks, Mental Health, and Educational Disadvantage of Children in Poverty. First position after graduation: Health Disparities Research Scholar, Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eamonn Rogers (Family Practice Resident, UBC Faculty of Medicine). Residency Research Project: “Getting By with a Little Help from My Friends (and Colleagues): Testing the Roles of Social Support and Loneliness for Burnout among Medical Residents.” Winner of the 2014 Providence Health Care Department of Family and Community Medicine Resident Research Award.

2013

Lorinda Moore (MA in Sociology). Thesis: Adolescent sexual behaviors and neighborhood context: What are the roles of intergenerational closure and social capital? First position after graduation: Site Services Coordinator, Communities in Schools, Concord, North Carolina.

Adam Easterbrook (PhD in Sociology; Supervisor: Rima Wilkes). Dissertation: Masculinity, Sexual Identity, and the Life Experiences of American Adolescent Men. First position post-PhD: Research Coordinator, Inclusive Campus Project, Department of Occupation Science and Occupational Therapy, UBC.

Perry Hystad (PhD in Population and Public Health; Supervisors: Michael Brauer and Paul Demers). Dissertation: Spatial Assessment of Environmental Risks Factors for Lung Cancer in Canada: The Role of Air Pollution, Radon and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Deprivation. First position post-PhD: Assistant Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.

2010

Lisa M. Fitterer (MA in Sociology). Thesis: Form and its Health Functions: Socioeconomic Status-Based Network Homophily and the Personal Health of Canadians. First position after graduation: Evaluation Specialist, ImpactBC, Vancouver, British Columbia.