Area of Study
Email Address
Kirner-Johnson 238

Matt Grace’s research examines how stratification processes unfold within the contexts of medical education, medical practice, and physician decision-making. Grace received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Boston University, and his master’s and doctorate in sociology from Indiana University.

Recent Courses Taught

The Sociology of Health and Illness
Research Methods

Select Publications

  • Grace, Matthew K. 2017. “Subjective Social Status and Premedical Students’ Attitudes Towards Medical School.” Social Science & Medicine 184: 84-98.
  • Lutfey Spencer, Karen and Grace, Matthew. 2016. "The Social Foundations of Healthcare Inequality and Treatment Bias." Annual Review of Sociology 42: 14.1-14.20.
  • Grace, Matthew K. and Jane S. VanHeuvelen. 2015. "Ties Received, Support Perceived: A Test of the Theorized Relationships among Workplace Networks, Social Support, and Mental Health in a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)." Society and Mental Health 5(2): 106-127.
  • Emily Wurgler, Jane VanHeuvelen, Shawna Rohrman, Annalise Loehr, and Matthew K. Grace. 2014. "The Perceived Benefits of a Preparing Future Faculty Program and its Effect on Job Satisfaction, Confidence, and Competence." Teaching Sociology 42(1) : 50-60 (authors listed in reverse alphabetical order).
  • Welch, Lisa C., Karen E. Lutfey, Eric Gerstenberger and Matthew Grace. 2012. "Gendered Uncertainty and Variation in Physicians' Decisions for Coronary Heart Disease: The Double-edged Sword of 'Atypical Symptoms'." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53(3): 313-328.

Professional Affiliations

American Sociological Association
Society for the Study of Social Problems

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Boston University

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