Program Directors

  • Jeanne Shea, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department (Fall 2018, Fall 2019-present)
  • Dale Jaffe, Professor and Chair, Sociology Department (Spring 2019)

Core Faculty Advising Students with the HSOC Program

To facilitate interdisciplinary study of health and society, each college at UVM has at least one HSOC faculty advisor.  Four of those faculty advisors teach the introductory core courses for HSOC.  To request an HSOC advisor to help guide you through your HSOC major or minor, please email

HSOC Faculty Advisors Teaching Intro Core Courses

Other HSOC Faculty Advisors

Core Faculty Teaching Courses in the HSOC Program

If you are a faculty member who would like to teach a course for the program or would like to be affiliated with the program in another capacity, please contact the program director concerning your interest in affiliation.

HSOC Founding Curriculum Committee 

HSOC 2019-2020 Curriculum Committee

  • Jeanne Shea, Comittee Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CAS.
  • Dale Jaffe, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, CAS.
  • Farryl Bertmann, Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, CALS.
  • Peter Callas, Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Math and Statistics, CEMS, and Department of Medical Biostatistics, LCOM.
  • Bernice Garnett, Associate Professor, Education, CESS (Katie Shepherd, Fall)
  • Deborah Hinchey, Senior Lecturer and Program Director, Health Sciences Program, CNHS
  • Christine Vatovec, Assistant Research Professor, RSENR.
  • Srinivas Venugopal, Assistant Professor, Marketing Department, GSB
  • Victoria Hart, Assistant Professor, MPH Program, LCOM