Allison Roberts

Allison Roberts
BA in Sociology, Vanderbilt University, 2014
General Research Areas
Medical Sociology, Mental Health, Institutions, Emotions
Current Research
My most recent study investigates why cancer patients choose a given hospital. In particular, I want to know if emotional support can be a commodity that patients actively seek out and "purchase" from a hospital. In beginning to answer that question, I have begun to investigate the role of hospitals as both a community and social network.