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Shane Burns

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Research Interests: Disability, Global Health, Health Professions, Immigration, Medicalization, Neighborhoods

Education:

  • MA, Sociology; The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL, 2019
  • MPH, Public Health; Tulane University; New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • BS, Health Sciences, Oakland University; Rochester, MI, 2012

Dissertation:Social Inclusion Among Wheelchair Users in India, Kenya, and Nicaragua

Selected Presentations:

  • Burns, Shane D., and Elizabeth H. Baker. 2020. Self-Rated Health Among Immigrants with Disabilities. To Present at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Online.
  • Burns, Shane D., Javier Jurado, Alberto M. Guerra-García, Pauline E. Jolly, Larisa Otero, and Tina Kempin Reuter. 2019. Developing a Disability-Inclusive Medical School Curriculum in Peru: An Abductive Analysis of Medical Student Attitudes. Eastern Sociological Society – Mini Conference: Health Professions Education in the 21st Century, Boston, MA.
  • Burns, Shane D., Tina Kempin Reuter, Stacy C. Moak, and Amy Rauworth. 2018. Addressing Disability Access and Inclusion in Four Birmingham Neighborhoods Undergoing Revitalization. Community Engagement Institute, Hoover, AL.

Service Experience:

  • Panel Moderator for Symposium on Disability Rights, Birmingham, AL, 2019
  • Judge for the 2019 UAB Global Health Case Competition, Birmingham, AL, 2019
  • Court Rapporteur for the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, NY, 2018

Awards and Honors:

  • William Cockerham Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019
  • United Nations Certificate of Appreciation, 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations, 2018