Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Faculty Distinction in Teaching Award, UCSF Academic Senate, 2016
Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, for Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2014
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award nomination, UCSF Graduate Students Association and the Graduate Division Alumni Association, 2014
Excellence in Teaching Award for Supportive Learning Environment, UCSF School of Nursing, 2012
Mentor of the Year Award, UCSF School of Nursing Graduating Class of 2012, 2012
Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Sociological Association, 2003
Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco, 2002
President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, 2001-2002
Graduate Student Mentorship and Research Assistantship Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1996-1998
Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1995-1996
"They Don't Trust Us": The Influence of Perceptions of Inadequate Nursing Home Care on Emergency Department Transfers and the Potential Role for Telehealth.
Knowing something versus feeling different:The effects and non-effects of genetic ancestry on racial identity.
Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen.
Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence for Veterans With Coronary Heart Disease (Mobile4Meds): Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study.
The Ethics of Translational Science: Imagining Public Benefit in Gene-Environment Interaction Research.
Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time.
Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net.
How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology.
Illness Narratives of African Americans Living With Coronary Heart Disease: A Critical Interactionist Analysis.
Enacting the molecular imperative: How gene-environment interaction research links bodies and environments in the post-genomic age.
Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations, edited by Michele Rivkin-Fish, Mara Buchbinder, and Rebecca Walker
Negotiating substance use stigma: the role of cultural health capital in provider-patient interactions.
Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life.
Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements, edited by Susan Bell and Anne Figert
Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science.
Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, edited by Pescosolido B, Martin JK, McLeod JD, and Rogers A
Cultural health capital: A theoretical approach to understanding health care interactions and the dynamics of unequal treatment.
Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim
The stratified biomedicalization of heart disease: Expert and lay perspectives on racial and class inequality
Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and biomedicine
CHWs get credit: a 10-year history of the first college-credit certificate for community health workers in the United States.
Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status and sex in epidemiology: the utility of concepts from technoscience studies.