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Kelly MacArthur, PhD
Dr. Kelly Rhea MacArthur is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She joined the UNO faculty in 2014 after receiving her Ph.D. from Kent State University. Dr. MacArthur’s primary areas of specialization are medical sociology and gender. Specifically, her research is on various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, health, and gender. Her work appears in Social Science and Medicine, Sociology Compass, Child Abuse and Neglect, and The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Her most recent research examines how college students’ trust in doctors and American institutions affect their willingness to receive the vaccine that prevents against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). She is currently working on developing a research project that seeks to understand how the organization of health care during the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act influences doctor-patient trust and the delivery of preventative care. Dr. MacArthur has taught The Sociology of Health and Health Care, The Sociology of Changing Gender Roles, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, and Wealth, Poverty, and Power. In the 2014-2015 academic year, she is teaching Medical Sociology, Social Stratification, and Introductory Sociology. She also has teaching interests in the sociology of mental illness, inequalities in health, death and dying, comparative health care systems, gender and health, research methods, and statistics. Dr. MacArthur is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the American Sociological Association, American Public Health Association, and Sociologists for Women in Society.
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