Dr. Chris Sanders

Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8530
Office Location: 
RB 2038
Office Hours: 
Winter 2019: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 at The Study; Wednesdays 3-4pm at RB 2038, and by appointment
Academic Qualifications: 

Postdoctoral Fellow (Public Health), Medical College of Wisconsin
PhD (Sociology), York University
MA (Sociology), York University
BA (Honors & Distinction, Sociology), University of California, Santa Barbara

Previous Teaching/Work: 

My current undergraduate sociology courses are: Critical Public Health; Sociology of Mental Disorder; Sociology of Health Care; Research Methods; Sociology of LGBT Communities

My current graduate seminars are: Sociology of Health & Illness; Global Public Health; Masculinities and Men's Health

Research Interests: 

I work at the intersection of sociology and public health, primarily focusing on HIV/AIDS as an empirical context. My current sociological research examines how the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure impacts the HIV prevention work of frontline public health providers. I also research how media reportage discursively links constructions of race, gender, and sexuality to health risk behaviors and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.

I am also collaborating on several public health intervention studies focused on health care access and implementation in rural northern Ontario. These studies range from studying beliefs about immunization and vaccine hesitancy in the region, to evaluating the effectiveness of STI prevention and sex education programs, to examining pharmaceutical approaches to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural areas.

I am affiliated with the Gerontology and Social Justice Studies programs at LU.