Program Director

Jeanne Shea, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department (On Sabbatical Fall 2022)

Jennifer Strickler, Associate Professor, Sociology Department (Fall 2022)

Faculty Advising in 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


Core Faculty Teaching Courses in the HSOC Program

  • Kenneth Allen,  Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, CNHS
  • Michael Ashooh, Lecturer, Philosopy, CAS
  • Noah Barclay-Derman, Lecturer, Healthy Sciences, CNHS
  • Farryl Bertmann, Lecturer, Food and Nutrition Sciences, CALS.
  • Karen Benway, Lecturer, Dept. of Math and Statistics, CEMS
  • Deborah Blom, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CAS
  • Vicki Brennan, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, CAS
  • Charlie Briggs, Senior Lecturer, History Department, CAS
  • Mary Burke, Senior Lecturer, Sociology Department, CAS
  • Alex Garlick, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Deborah Hinchey, Senior Lecturer and Program Director, Health Sciences Program, CNHS
  • Amy Hughes-Lansing, Assistant Professor, Psychology, CAS
  • Bernice Garnett, Associate Professor, Education, CESS
  • Anthony Gierzynski, Professor, Department of Political Science, CAS
  • Gunderman-King, Jennifer, Lecturer, Health Sciences, CNHS
  • Jean Harvey, Professor and Chair, Nutrition and Food Sciences, CALS
  • Isgro, Kirsten, Lecturer, Health Sciences, CNHS
  • Allan Kellehear, Clinical Professor, Department of Nursing
  • Dale Jaffe, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, CAS
  • Jennifer Lai, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, CAS
  • Shamila Lekka, Lecturer, Department of Psychological Science, CAS
  • Winnie Looby, Director, Center on Disability and Inclusion, CESS
  • Rycki Maltby, Professor, Department of Nursing, CNHS
  • Teresa Mares, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CAS
  • Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Environmental Program, RSENR
  • Alessandra Rellini, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, CAS
  • Jeanne Shea, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CAS
  • Jonah Steinberg, Associate Professor, Anthropology, CAS 
  • Jennifer Strickler, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, CAS
  • Christine Vatovec, Assistant Research Professor, RSENR
  • Jacqueline Weinstock, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, CESS
  • Elizabeth Winterbauer, Lecturer, Health Sciences, CNHS
  • Rosemary Wosky, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing, CNHS

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.