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 join an upcoming virtual meeting, please email Rebecca Kaufman at or Will Schupmann at


Health Working Group Scheduled Events 2022 

Will Schupmann

PhD Student, UCLA
Thursday, January 27th 12-1pmPT Zoom
Please email to request a copy of the paper

Alex Barnard

Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University
Friday, March 11th 12-1pmPT Zoom

Jason Schnittker

Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, May 13th 12-1pmPT Zoom

Héctor Carrillo

Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality, Northwestern University
Friday, May 27th, 12-1pmPT Zoom