Since 1996, 54 students have completed the PhD program in Medical Sociology.  Currently, 100% of our graduates are employed.  About half work in academic teaching positions in departments of sociology and schools of medicine, public health, and nursing.  Our other graduates are employed as counselors, research program directors in medical schools and industry, government researchers, and academic researchers.  See below for biographical information on some of our graduates: 

gerald1_sm_sharpened Lynn B. Gerald, PhD, MSPH, 1997 

Dr. Gerald is Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair in the Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. Until recently, Lynn was Director of the Lung Health Center and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at UAB...Full bio

Lindquist_small_sharpened Christine Lindquist, PhD, 1997
Dr. Lindquist is currently a Research Sociologist at Research Triangle Institute (RTI), working at RTI's campus in Research Triangle Park, NC. As a member of the Crime, Violence, and Justice Research program (housed within the Health, Social, and Economics research unit), her research interests include violence against women, substance abuse treatment, court-based criminal justice initiatives, prisoner reentry, and multi-site evaluation design…Full bio


Noe_small_sharpened Godfrey Fuji Noe, PhD, 2002
Dr. Godfrey Fuji Noe is Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur, Georgia.  As chief research officer at the college, his role includes establishing and coordinating the education and outcomes related research and analysis at GPC…Full bio


Usher_small_sharpened Carey Leigh Usher, PhD, 2001
Dr. Usher is Associate Professor of Sociology at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, where she teaches Research Methods, Social Science Statistics, Community and Urban Sociology, Medical Sociology, Death and Dying, Social Problems, Community Service and Society, and General Sociology…Full bio


smaller_willis_leigh Leigh Willis, PhD, 2004
Dr. Leigh Willis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Georgia. Leigh earned his PhD in Sociology from UAB in 2004 where he also earned a Masters in Public Health in 2003. Dr. Willis's most recent work examines African-American Health, specifically seeking to improve the health status of African-Americans by examining and reducing health disparities…Full bio


Hall_smaller_sharpened Jeffrey Hall, PhD, MSPH, 2003
Dr. Jeffrey E. Hall is a Senior Service Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Etiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention. His primary research focus is on linkages among personal history factors, social relationships, and community contexts and their effects upon the likelihood of violence perpetration during adolescence and early adulthood…Full bio



Beverly R. Williams, PhD, 2002
Dr. Williams is an Assistant professor in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Williams currently works as a Health Science Specialist in the Research Service, at the Birmingham VA Medical Center…Full bio


henna Henna Budhwani, PhD, 2012
Dr. Henna Budhwani is an Assistant Professor in the UAB School Public Health's Department of health Care Organization and Policy and is the Deputy Director of the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health... Full bio