Sabrina McCormick, PhD, MA


Sabrina McCormick, PhD, MA, is dedicated to exploring the social dimensions of environmentally-induced illness. Her areas of expertise are environmental and medical sociology, science and technology studies, social movements and development. McCormick authored No Family History: Finding the Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield), which explores the conflicts and controversies over shifting paradigms of breast cancer causation. She directed a documentary film by the same title ( As a Health & Society Scholar, she studied one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century—illnesses induced by climate change. She also studied the social, political and scientific aspects, including current policies and interventions, social movements, and dynamics of scientific change engendered by the need to address illness outcomes. In 2005, she completed her PhD in sociology at Brown University.