Robert Slammon, PhD


2404 WW Posvar Hall


My research interests lie at the intersection of medical sociology and science and technology studies. My work concerns aspects of medicine’s “informatic turn.” It explores the implications of new information technologies and applications (electronic patient records, databasing, predictive analytics, Big Data) and, in particular, how these technologies contribute to changes in how we think about risk in relation to disease, health, and the body.

Fields of Interests

  • Medical Sociology
  • Science and Technology
  • Risk Society


  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011

My current research examines the application of “Big Data” techniques in cancer research and how these techniques contribute to new ways of measuring and thinking about risk.

  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Science and Society
  • Technology and Social Change
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Marriage
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Deception and Betrayal
  • Peace Movements and Peace Education
  • Working Women

2013 Student's Choice Award for Teaching Excellence College of General Studies