Sirry Alang

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Health Medicine and Society Program


Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2015
Social determinants of health; health disparities; 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 scholary publications and then my page for other stuff  I do.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Health
  • AIDS and Society
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Women and Health