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Bridget Goosby

Faculty ScholarsPh.D., Pennsylvania State University

Professor, Department of Sociology, PRC Graduate Training Director
Bridget Goosby



Health Disparities, Race and Ethnicity, Biosociology/Biodemography, Poverty/Inequality, Life Course


Dr. Bridget Goosby is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also co-director of the Life in Frequencies Health Disparities (LifeHD) Research Lab. Her primary research area specializes in identifying pathways linking racial discrimination and other forms of social marginalization to racial inequities in health over the life course and across generations. Her current research in this area integrates biological markers and innovative biometric technology to dynamically examine how inequality gets under the skin to impact health and chronic disease risk in targeted groups. This work leverages population-based, sociological, and experimental models to assess how various dimensions of race-specific stressors are connected with upregulation of physiologic, behavioral, and psychological stress responses dynamically and in real time. Her research has been supported by various funders including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Dr. Goosby was a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow in the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University. Her work has appeared in such venues as Annual Review of Sociology, Social Science and Medicine, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Marriage and Family, and American Journal of Human Biology.


UGS 302 • Race, Ethnicity, And Health-Wb

60345 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

H S 340 • Health Disparities

29512 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 0.106

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