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Alejandra M. Colón López

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Research Interests: Medical Education/Training, Trust, Health Care Delivery Systems, Physical Activity, Education vs. Income, Hispanic Health, Puerto Rican Health, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods Research, Conversation Analysis

Education:

  • MA, Sociology; University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, PR, 2017
  • BA, General Social Sciences; University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, PR, 2014

Selected Presentations:

  • Colón López, Alejandra María. “Stitching Trust in the Operating Room: Exploring the Process of Trust Development Between Resident and Attending While Performing Surgeries”, presented at the 2019 Eastern Sociological Society Mini-Conference: Health Professions Education in the 21st Century, Boston, MA, March 2019.
  • Colón López, Alejandra María, Jalal Uddin, and Elizabeth Baker. “The Relationship Between Age and Physical Activity: Examining the Age-as-Leveler Hypothesis”, presented at the 2018 Mid-South Sociological Association Conference, Birmingham, AL, October 2018.
  • Colón López, Alejandra María. “Communicative Patterns in Patient-Physician Interactions in Puerto Rico”, presented at the 1st Sociology and Other Disciplines Congress, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR, December 2016.
  • Colón López, Alejandra María. “The Health System Through Observations of Modernity of Niklas Luhmann”, presented at the 5th Anthropology, Sociology, and History Congress, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR May 2016.

Professional Memberships:

  • Southern Sociological Society
  • American Sociological Association

Selected Teaching Experiences:

  • Introduction to Medical Sociology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Instructor
  • Sociology of Social Media, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Instructor
  • Social Statistics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lab Instructor
  • Minority Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Teacher Assistant
  • Sociology of Mental Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Teacher Assistant
  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Teacher Assistant
  • Criticism of Science from the Perspective of Gender, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Teacher Assistant

Honors & Awards

  • Minority Serving Institute Travel Scholarship, 2019
  • Capacitation for Graduate Students Grant, Modality of Investigation, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellences, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, 2014
  • Award for Best GPA in the Major and College, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, 2014