A question and answer with Sirry Alang, an associate professor of sociology and health, medicine and society.
Sirry Alang, associate professor of sociology and health, medicine, and society at the Lehigh College of Arts and Sciences, is a health disparities and inequities expert whose research explores the role of social structures and institutions in creating inequities in health status and many health outcomes across the globe.
When people have a negative encounter with the police, they are less likely to think medical institutions have their best interests, says Professor Sirry Alang.
Lehigh’s Accelerator Grants support multi-investigator research programs in specific and significant areas of opportunity, allowing flexibility in the use of funds for rapid program growth. One such project relies on researchers in Ghana, Uganda and Guatemala to lead in the examination of short-term medical missions from the host countries’ perspectives.