Sociology of Health

The Health Working Group (HWG) is a collaborative community at UCLA that welcomes scholars to share and discuss research related to health, medicine, and biotechnology. Our members share an interest in medical sociology, but also span diverse interests in organizations, race/ethnicity, global studies, ethnography, gender, and demography. The goal of the HWG is to facilitate a variety of projects from students and faculty through engagement with one another's work (in any stage of completion)To date, the HWG has served as a supportive community for discussions of dissertation proposals, fellowship applications, thesis papers, journal articles, conference presentations, data segments and preliminary analyses for UCLA students, guest speakers, and visiting scholars. 

If you would like to participate in the HWG or join our mailing list, please email Rebecca Kaufman at


FALL 2019

10/17/19: 1:00 PM, HAINES 279

Heeju Sohn - CCPR, practice job talk

11/14/19: 1:00 pm, Haines 279

Josh Seim - USC

"Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering"

Winter 2020

2/14/20: 1:00 PM

Roi Livine - University of Michigan

Spring 2020

5/1/20: 1:00 PM, HAINES 279 

Jennifer Reich - University of Michigan (CO-SPONSORED WITH GSWG)