Sociology professor honored for dissertation on mental health

August 25, 2014

Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, recently was honored with the Best Dissertation Award in Mental Health by the American Sociological Association.

Dr. Grollman’s dissertation titled, "The Continuing Significance of Discrimination: Multiple Forms of Discrimination and Health," explores the hypothesis that adults who hold more than one disadvantaged status may experience worse health than their singly disadvantaged and privileged counterparts – in part, because they face more discrimination. His primary line of research examines the impact of prejudice and discrimination to the health, well-being and worldviews of marginalized groups.

Grollman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and completed his masters and doctoral work at Indiana University.

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