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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Heather Edelblute, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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Phone: 210 458-5616
Office: MS 4.02.36

Research area: Health and Health Disparities, International Migration, Medical Sociology, Gender, Social Demography, Latin American Studies

  • Biography

    Heather Edelblute researches the intersection between migration and health, with a focus on the role of women’s social networks on mental and reproductive health.  She examines these dynamics through a binational context that connects a migrant sending region in Mexico to immigrants from this community in the United States.   Her other work has examined risk perceptions related to serial participation in clinical research for healthy volunteers in the United States.  Dr. Edelblute received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


    Ph.D. in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    M.A. in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    M.P.H. with a focus in Health Policy, University of Georgia

  • Recent Courses

    SOC 3213 Medical Sociology

  • Recent Publications

    Mouw, Ted, Sergio Chávez, Heather Edelblute, and Ashton Verdery.  (2014). Binational Social Networks and Assimilation: A Test of the Importance of Transnationalism.  Social Problems, 61(3): 329-59.

    Edelblute, Heather, Sandra Clark, Lilli Mann, Kathryn McKenney, Jason Bischof and Christine Kistler. (2014).  Promotoras across the Border: A Pilot Study Addressing Depression in Mexican Women Impacted by Migration. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16(3): 492-500.

    Edelblute, Heather, and Jill Fisher.  (2015). “Using ‘Clinical Trial Diaries’ to Track Patterns of Participation for Serial Healthy Volunteers in U.S. Phase I Studies.” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 10(1): 65-75.