Quinnipiac University
Alex Parkhouse

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Alex Parkhouse is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Quinnipiac University. He holds a joint faculty appointment at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, as Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences and Co-Coordinator of the Global Public and Community Health Concentration. Prior to joining QU, he served on the faculty of the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. A medical sociologist by training, Dr. Parkhouse’s research and teaching areas of expertise focus on chronic illness stigma, stress and mental health, and health literacy. His work has been published in the American Journal of Health Behavior and has appeared in a variety of news and media outlets across the state of Connecticut. He routinely teaches courses on the sociology of health and illness and the sociology of mental health, as well as leads the Global Public and Community Health research capstone seminar for medical students at the Netter School of Medicine. Dr. Parkhouse completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, and his M.A. and B.A. (summa cum laude honors) in Sociology at the University of North Dakota.
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  • PHD, University of New Hampshire

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic Illness
  • Stigma
  • Stress & Mental Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Qualitative Methodology


  • Sociology

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 336

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1