Medical sociologists and gender scholars alike have spent decades advocating for gender equity in health and medicine through their research, scholarship, and activism. Senior Sociologist at RAND Corporation, Dr. Chloe E. Bird, is no exception. In a newly released video by the think tank, Dr. Bird discusses her sociological research on increasing funding for women’s health research.
We found that doubling the NIH funding for research on coronary artery disease would produce a return on investment of 9,500% over the 30 years, and we’ve studied up to four different disease areas now.Dr. Chloe E. Bird
The research shows a positive return on investment for increased funding for a variety of diseases faced by women. These new findings contribute to a long line of advocacy for gender equity in health and medicine by providing convincing financial incentives for funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health to invest in women’s health research. Watch the full video below!
Making Sociology Count in Women’s Health Research
At Applied Worldwide, we are always excited to celebrate the achievements of sociologists, especially those doing the applied research needed to improve the well-being of society. Dr. Bird’s work is making sociology count in concrete ways by ensuring that women facing health issues have a plethora of research guiding their doctors’ diagnoses and treatment of their conditions.
To learn more about the ways sociology can contribute to improving gender equity in health and medicine, browse the list of articles below:
- The Social Construction of Health and Illness
- Austin H Johnson, PhD: Health Services for LGBTQ People
- Applying Medical Sociology in Healthcare Policy and Beyond
- Pelvic Pain meets Sociology in this Podcast Episode
- Implicit Bias And Pain: Results of One Sociological Study
- Reproductive Justice as the Only Way Forward