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

10/24/19: 1:00 PM, HAINES 279

Caroline Tietbohl, 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"

11/21/19: 1:00 PM, HAINES 215

Fiona Stevenson - University College London

Winter 2020

1/23/20: 1:00 PM, Haines 279

Danielle Raudenbush - UCSD (CO-SPONSORED WITH CSIM)

"“We go to Tijuana to Double Check Everything”: The Contemporaneous Use of Health Services in the U.S. and Mexico by Mexican Immigrants"

1/30/20: 1:00 PM, HAINES 215

Irene Del Mastro - UCLA 

2/14/20: 1:00 PM, HAINES 279

Roi Livine - University of Michigan

3/12/20: 1:00 PM, HAINES 215

Amanda McArthur - UCLA

Spring 2020

5/1/20: 1:00 PM, HAINES 279 

Jennifer Reich - University of Colorado, Denver (CO-SPONSORED WITH GSWG)

5/7/20: 5:00 PM, Haines 279

Rene Alemling - Yale University (CO-SPONSORED WITH GSWG)

"GUYnecology: The Missing Science of How Men's Health Matters for Reproduction"