Hyeyoung Oh Nelson
CTT Assistant Professor
Health and Behavioral Sciences

Office location:
North Classroom 3027C

Office hours:
Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm or by appointment via Zoom

Dr. Oh Nelson's research includes a book manuscript that ethnographically explores how Internal Medicine physicians encounter the realities of a highly commodified, bureaucratized and specialized healthcare system, where cost-cutting pressures, patient satisfaction, and litigation concerns are deeply salient. A second project examines maternal healthcare in the United States. The first stage is a historical exploration of the social conditions that have led to insufficiencies in maternal care (e.g., reliance on medical technologies in childbirth and the highly politicized nature of women’s bodies/childbirth). Her third project explores the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities accessing healthcare in the U.S.

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California–Los Angeles, 2014
M.A., Sociology, University of California–Los Angeles, 2009
B.A., Sociology, Princeton University, 2005

2017 Oh, H. Resisting Throughput Pressures: Physicians’ and Patients’ Strategies to Manage Hospital Discharge, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 58(1), 116-130.

2014 Oh, H. Hospital Consultations and Jurisdiction Over Patients: Consequences for the Medical Profession, Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(4), 580-595. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12087.

2013 Oh, H. Consumerism in Action: How Patients and Physicians Negotiate Payment in Health Care, Qualitative Health Research, 23(3), 385-395. doi:10.1177/1049732312468507

2013 Oh, H. and Timmermans, S. Can Physician Training and Fiscal Responsibility Coexist? Virtual Mentor, 15, 131-135.

2010 Timmermans, S. and Oh, H. The Continued Social Transformation of the Medical Profession. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51, S94-S106.

2001: Intro to Public Health

4099: Capstone Experience in Public Health