Biography: Elizabeth Bogumil is a doctoral student at UC Riverside and a CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program scholar specializing in medical sociology and political economy and global social change. She is also earning a Designated Emphasis in Public Policy. Her research, both qualitative and quantitative in nature, explores health and well being as it intersects with the social, built, and natural environments.
Elizabeth holds an M.A. in sociology and a B.A. in cinema television arts from California State University Northridge. She has conducted research on the effects of community walkability on topophilia, sense of community and quality of life in Los Angeles; barriers and access to service at non-profit organizations in Los Angeles; the role of race and gender on reputation in Subic Bay, Philippines; the impact of county level health spending and health outcomes in California; and the role of restorative environments on health in marginalized communities. She has published on topics including cities and the urban environment, non-profits, arts-based research methods, pedagogy, reflexivity, and qualitative research methods. Beyond research and publication, Elizabeth has conducted program evaluations on student equity for Mt. San Antonio Community College and for California State University’s community supported agriculture program, B.U.I.L.D. Poder, and the Center for Innovative and Engaged Learning Office.
She credits getting lost in cities and road trips for her interest in sociology.
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