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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Faculty Advisor - Alpha Kappa Delta


  • Ph.D. in Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2020
  • M.A. in Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2015
  • B.A. in Sociology and English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2010

Teaching Specialties

Medical Sociology; Introduction to Sociology; Research Methods; Sociological Theory; Sociological Literacy; Sports and Society

Research Interests

Health Disparities; Global Health; SES and Health; Gender and Health; Quantitative Methods


Sanjeev Acharya received his Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests lie in health disparities, global health, socioeconomic status and health, gender and health, and quantitative methods. His research collaborations appear in The Lancet – EclinicalMedicine, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Disparities, Reproductive Health, and The Journal of Psychology. He is a member of American Sociological Association, Population Association of America, and Mid-South Sociological Association. He also serves as a peer-reviewer in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Aside from his teaching role, Sanjeev likes to meditate, explore the wonders of nature, learn the mysteries of our universe, and play guitar.