Bridget Goosby

Dr. Bridget Goosby is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research focuses on the pathways linking social marginalization and discrimination exposures to racial inequities in health over the life course and across generations. Her current research integrates biomarkers and innovative biometric technology. This work leverages population-based, sociological, and experimental models to examine how various dimensions of race-specific stressors are associated with upregulation of physiologic and behavioral stress responses dynamically and in real time. Dr. Goosby is co-director of the Life in Frequencies Health Disparities (LifeHD) Research Lab with Dr. Jacob Cheadle. Her research has been supported by various funders including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Prior to joining UT in 2018, Dr. Goosby spent 11 years as a faculty in Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship in the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. She holds a MA in Sociology and PhD in Sociology and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University.