Medical and Mental Health

The graduate program in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University offers a specialization in medical sociology and sociology of mental health. Within those broad areas, students and faculty study a range of topics:

  • The stress process
  • Neighborhoods and health
  • Doctor-patient interaction
  • Identities and health
  • Aging
  • Health disparities
  • Caregiving and caregivers
  • Epidemiology
  • Substance use

Faculty who teach in the graduate program and conduct research in the fields of medical sociology and the sociology of mental health include: