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Gayle Sulik, PhD
Gayle Sulik, PhD

    Dr. Gayle A. Sulik is a medical sociologist who received her PhD in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany in 2004. While a graduate student she held a professional appointment with a community-based breast cancer organization and was a managing editor for the journal, Gender & Society. Dr. Sulik’s research emphasizes interdisciplinary community research, comparative health contexts, and health policy. She is currently a research associate in the department of women’s studies at the University at Albany (SUNY), an evaluator for the Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, a member of the Health Policy and Advocacy Group for Future Directions in Cancer Prevention and Control at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the area editor for Qualitative Approaches for the American Sociological Association’s Digital Library, and a member of the international editorial board for Sociology and Technoscience.

    Dr. Sulik has presented workshops, articles, and lectures to professional meetings, colleges and universities, and community organizations. She has published scholarly papers on illness identity, technoscience, gender, and care work in Sociology of Health and Illness, Gender and Society, and Qualitative Sociology. She has also written general interest and consumer materials on breast cancer, cancer and motherhood, advertising, medical technologies, teaching resources, and the effects of yoga on health.

    Dr. Sulik has written grants and received awards from state, national, and private funding agencies. In 2008, she received a highly competitive research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete her book: Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health (Oxford University Press, 2010).

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