Department of Sociology
2216-6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
phone: 6048223845

Please see http://soci.ubc.ca/persons/richard-carpiano/ for detailed information on research, publications, and teaching and graduate student mentoring. 

Richard M. Carpiano is Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Prior to his arrival at UBC in 2006, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Carpiano is a medical sociologist with related training and interests in public and population health, community sociology and research methods (including measurement and research design). His substantive interests center on examining the ways in which social factors, such as education, income, race/ethnicity, social connections, and local community environments contribute to physical and mental health and health disparities. He has authored or co-authored research published in forums such as the American Journal of Public Health, American Sociological Review, Health & Place, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, and Sociology of Health & Illness.

Several of Carpiano’s current projects focus on the positive and negative ways in which neighborhood- and general network-based community ties influence the health of adult and child subpopulations. For this work, he is collaborating with Canadian and international scholars and trainees from a range of disciplines; including sociology, health and community psychology, and population and public health, in analyzing data from Canada, the United States, and other countries.

Most recently, Carpiano has also been engaged in or has led the development of several collaborative projects focused on investigating social and behavioral factors underlying child vaccination uptake and coverage (and refusal or delay) in the US and Canada.

Carpiano is the recipient of two investigator awards that have supported his program of research: a six year Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2007-2013) and a five year New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010-2105). In 2014, he was awarded UBC’s Killam Research Prize for his contributions to scholarship and in 2015, was selected for a UBC Killam Research Fellowship.

Sociology
Please see http://soci.ubc.ca/persons/richard-carpiano/ for detailed information on research, publications, and teaching and graduate student mentoring.

 

Please see http://soci.ubc.ca/persons/richard-carpiano/ for detailed information on research, publications, and teaching and graduate student mentoring.

-Health Disparities
-Socioeconomic Determinants of Mental and Physical Health
-Community and Neighborhood Effects on Health
-Social Capital, Social Networks, Social Support and Health

Please see http://soci.ubc.ca/persons/richard-carpiano/ for detailed information on research, publications, and teaching and graduate student mentoring.