Medical Sociology on Wheels was created by Heather Sue M. Rosen in 2020 as a space for featuring artwork, essays and commentary on experiences with disability and chronic illness, COVID-19 safety resources and campaigns, sociological research, and open access educational resources on sociology, data science, and quantitative research methods for students, educators, and the public.
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@medsocionwheels New #RStats #DataViz #tutorial up on the website! This tutorial uses #tidyverse with #quanteda and #ggplot2 to explore #tweets about #covid without a topic model. #LinkInBio ! Song choice is unrelated—heard it at PT this morning and it’s been stuck in my head all day 😅🎶 #WilsonPhillips #Bridesmaids ♬ Hold On – Single Edit – Wilson Phillips
@medsocionwheels Marsh on a cloudy spring day #timelapse #painting #DigitalArt #art #landscape #bananapancakes #ArtistsOnTiktok ♬ Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
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Two Approaches to COVID Safety, Depicted Two Ways
Sociological Grand Theories of Culture, Society, and Self
Neighboring Backyards, Spring
Analyzing Tweets: A Tidy Approach to Basic Analyses in R with Quanteda and ggplot2
Downloading and Preparing Tweets for Analysis with the twitteR package in R
Marsh on a Cloudy Spring Day
COVID-19 Google Topic Trends, with Widgets
The Breaking Period: Follow-Up
Exploring Google Search Trends Over Time and by Country Using the GtrendsR Package [R, via RStudio]
The Breaking Period: View from My Wheelchair
Landscape Series – View from My Drive Home, Autumn
#IMaskBecause Networking Matters, but Not More than Safety.
Mountain Landscape at Sunset – Digital Oil on Canvas
#IMaskBecause COVID is Not Over
Final Exam Week Coffee Break
”Are You Sure You Shouldn’t Extend Another Semester?”
Navigating higher education as someone at high risk for COVID-19 hospitalization/death #WeAreHopkinsToo
Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Latent Dirichlet Analysis (LDA) of Tweets (Example)
About the founder of
Medical Sociology on Wheels,
Heather Sue M. Rosen
Health beliefs about risk, behavior, and mitigation
Clinical and online interactions between healthcare professionals and disability/chronic illness communities
Experiential medical expertise within the disabled and chronically ill community
Medical social control, “deviant” behavior, and “compliance”
Drug and alcohol use when disabled and chronically ill
Social media data collection methods
Software and Developer Tools
R, RStudio, Quarto publishing, Tidy methods
Data Crawling/Scraping and API Access
Disability Rights Activist and Advocate – Chronically ill, Disabled, and AuDHD
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
ADA Accommodations – High School Students, University Students (Undergraduate, MA, PhD social science/humanities), University Staff, University Faculty
#IMaskBecause Campaign to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission
Navigating Adult and Pediatric (Teen) Healthcare with Complex Chronic Illness
Oil/Oil Pastel on Canvas
Writing Intensive Pedagogy
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Hybrid and Flex Course Structure
Medical Sociology for Students in Pre-Professional and Professional Medical, DO, Nursing, Dental, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy Programs
Accommodations – Going above, beyond, and around the ADA requirements
Accommodations – Accommodating students without ADA paperwork on file (disability and/or other life circumstances)
Medical Sociology for Health Practitioners
Medical Sociology for Medical School Faculty
Critical Realist and Crip-Crit Frameworks for Medical Sociology and the Sociology of Alcohol and Drug Use
Medical Sociology Theories of Health Beliefs, Behavior, and Risk
Non-credentialed expert research and writing related to medical sociology, disability, and chronic illness
Navigating Academic Ableism in the Social Sciences
Heather Sue is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia graduating in May 2023.
Her dissertation, titled, “What do the People Say? Tweeting as a tool for establishing the social facts of risk during COVID-19,” is part of a larger ongoing research project aimed at establishing a comprehensive overview of the “social facts” of COVID-19 risk and mitigation that accounts for change over time. Her prior research has assessed the robustness of the DSM diagnostic protocol for Major Depressive Episode (MDE) for people diagnosed with arthritis, and separately, the applicability to the Labeling Theory of Social Interaction and Identity to explain differences in how existing literature discusses opioid use by disabled versus non-disabled patients.
Heather Sue earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Auburn University in 2011, with minors in History and French. She received her Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Georgia in 2018. After graduation, she plans to leave higher education to continue her research on COVID-19 risk/mitigation as an independent scientist to devote more time to disability rights activism.
– “What do the People Say? Tweeting as a tool for establishing the social facts of risk during COVID-19”
-“The Seeded Structural Topic Model”
-“Emotion and Covid-19 Risk Mitigation”
-“Combatting popular misconceptions about covid-19 risk and prevention”
Covid-19 Prevention/Eradication Efforts
– WHN Mask Selfie Project
– #IMaskBecause Series
Medical Sociology on Wheels has Exciting News!
Introducing Dr. Rosen 🥳
Yesterday I successfully defended my #dissertation examining the “social facts” of COVID-19. Here’s me headed to the defense rocking my CAN99 and walker 😷🚶🏼♀️ #IMaskBecause as a scientist who studies #Covid, I signed up to defend my diss, but I didn’t agree to die for it. #PhDone pic.twitter.com/OZGL469jnG— Heather Sue M. Rosen (@MedSociOnWheels) March 24, 2023
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