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Sarah M. Groh

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Sarah graduated with her PhD in sociology at the University of Georgia in May 2024. Her research broadly investigates the personal, social, and structural factors that facilitate and constrain health and well-being and she often uses social psychological theories to investigate her research questions. More specifically, her research focuses on how two fundamental social statuses - sexual orientation and gender identity - influence people's experiences of the social world. Most recently, her work focuses on health care access, utilization, and health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ populations. Sarah's dissertation is a multi-method inquiry into the how, why, and under what conditions lesbian women make decisions regarding accessing health care, and the role of patient-provider interaction in these decisions. 

Her work has been published in Sex Roles, and she has received support for her work through the University of Georgia's J. William Fanning Fellowship, the Research and Engagement in Diversity Seed Grant, and the University of Georgia Sociology Department Small Grants Fund.



M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia 2021

B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) 2018

Research Interests:

Social Psychology, Sexualities/LGBTQ+, Identity and Interaction, Inequality, Sex and Gender, Medical Sociology, Mental Health


2023 - 2024 J. William Fanning Graduate Fellowship ($5,000)

2021 Small Grants Fund ($662) with Cerenity E. Collins

2020 RED Seed Grant ($500) with Cerenity E. Collins

2019 RED Seed Grant ($300)

Selected Publications:

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, stef m. shuster, Sarah M. Groh, and Denise L. Anthony. 2020. "Warning: Hegemonic Masculinity May Not Matter as Much as You Think for Confidant Patterns among Older Men." Sex Roles.

Of Note:

2023 Point Foundation Semi-Finalist

2020-2021 George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship ($2,000), University of Georgia

Courses Regularly Taught:
Articles Featuring Sarah M. Groh

Yue Zhang has been awarded the Mary Erlanger Graduate Fellowship.

Events featuring Sarah M. Groh
Miller Learning Center, Room 214

Join us on Friday 10/13 at 3PM as Sarah Groh explores the health care utilization and health behaviors of lesbian women.  Given the barriers to health care along dimensions of gender, race, and class within a political climate that targets LGBTQ+ health care specifically, understanding how these barriers affect health decisions and health care utilization has…