Sirry Alang

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society


Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2015
Health disparities and inequities; mental health and mental health services; HIV/AIDS; global health; mixed methods

I am a medical sociologist and a health services researcher. My research focuses on the social determinants of health and health inequities. I am interested in how social factors (race, ethnicity, culture, gender, socio-economic status), geopolitical factors (region, immigration, geography, physical environment) and health services (health insurance, providers, policies) shape physical and mental health over the life course.  I enjoy working in and with the community, as well as with government and private stakeholders to find ways to improve health and  well-being.

Please click here to see some of my publications.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Public Health  (Undergraduate)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Health  (Graduate and Undergaduate) 
  • AIDS and Society  (Undergraduate)
  • Social Epidemiology  (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Women and Health  (Graduate and Undergraduate
  • Statistics for Sociological Inquiry  (Graduate)
  • Globalization and Health in Ghana  (Summer Study Abroad - Undergraduate)