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Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Bridget K. Gorman
Professor of Sociology
Chair of Sociology

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Bridget K. Gorman is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Rice University. Her research examines disparities in morbidity, physical functioning, and medical care use across racial/ethnic, nativity, and gender groups in the United States. She is currently working on projects that examine how the connection between mental and physical health differs for men and women; how cross-cutting factors relating to nativity, gender, and socioeconomic status differentially shape health outcomes across diverse racial and ethnic groups; the manner in which sexual identity complicates known patterns of gender difference in physical health and functioning; and the factors that contribute to gender and racial/ethnic differences in the utilization of health care among immigrant adults.