Allison Roberts

Allison Roberts
Degree
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.
Publication
  • Sabino Kornrich and Allison Roberts. Forthcoming. “Household Income, Women’s Earnings, and Spending on Household Services, 1980-2010." Journal of Marriage and Family