Department of Sociology

Program in African American Studies
Mississippi State University

I am a medical sociologist with research and teaching interests in health disparities, political and policy determinants of health, LGBT health, critical race theory and racism, and racial and ethnic relations. I received a B.A. in Political Science and Africana Studies and a Ph.D. in Sociology with concentrations in health disparities and race and ethnicity from Texas A&M University.  I am currently an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University in the Department of Sociology and Program in African American Studies.  

Outside of teaching and research, I work with local community members and organizations on juvenile justice and health related interventions.  When I'm not teaching, researching, or working with community partners, I can be found second shooting weddings with my partner, Robby, traveling and exploring, or binging a favorite tv show.




My research lies at the intersection of the sociologies of health and health disparities, race and ethnicity, and political sociology. Theoretically, I argue the social determinants of health have largely overlooked the impact of political and policy determinants of health and that political epidemiology should be prioritized in the study of health. My overarching goals are to investigate the mechanisms and implications of inequality and stratification and how marginalized communities cope with this inequality and attempt to make change.  I place special emphasis on physical and mental health disparities and political epidemiology. 

Recent Publications

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Cis-Normativity at Work: Exploring Discrimination Against U.S. Trans Workers

International Handbook on the Demography

Future Trends in Marriage and Family

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Present but Not Accounted for: Examining How Intersectional Identities Create a Double Bind for and Affect Leadership of Women of Color in Educational Settings


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Discrimination and Black Social Media Use: Sites of Oppression and Expression


COVID-19 Research

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Survey on Intersectional Health Disparities

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Political & Policy Determinants of Health

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Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Research Collaborative

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Gabe H. Miller

Department of Sociology

Program in African American Studies

Mississippi State University

Mail Stop 9562

Mississippi State, MS 39762

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