Allison Roberts

BA in Sociology, Vanderbilt University, 2014
MA in Sociology, Emory University, 2018
General Research Areas
Medical Sociology, Healthcare Organizations and Economics, Obesity, Religion
Current Research
My dissertation (Selling Healthfocuses on the intersection between healthcare policy and hospital behavior.  I am using longitudinal and spatial data on hospital procedures, as well as website text analysis.  I am particularly interested in the rise of specialty services, such as weight-loss surgery, as a consequence of the competitive U.S. healthcare model.