Susan Hinze

Associate Professor

Mather Memorial Building 223F

Other Information

Education: Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1995

Professor Hinze is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Case Western Reserve University.  She earned her doctorate in sociology from Vanderbilt University. Her research and teaching interests are in medical sociology, gender, social inequality and the emerging work/family or work/life nexus. Her work focuses on how women’s life chances and choices are shaped by economic, political, ideological, and other structural forces.

Much of her research is on physicians. She uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine (broadly) medical culture, including sexual harassment and gendered experiences in medical training, links between gender, family life and the career paths and patterns of physicians, and racial/ethnic disparities in physician decision-making and medical care. She has published research on the intersections of gender, race, and class for the health outcomes of older women, and explores connections between gender, health and human rights.

At present, she is a co-investigator on a Department of Defense grant for spinal cord injury research. Led by PI Kimberly Anderson, she and colleagues Anne Bryden and Brian Gran conduct interviews with persons with Spinal Cord Injuries and their support people to assess their perspectives on recovery and interventions to restore function across the first year of spinal cord injury. She is also a co-investigator on a pilot grant with PI Anne Bryden from the Craig H. Neilson Foundation for the project “Psychosocial Impacts of Navigating Care Transitions on Caregivers of People with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).”

Selected Publications

Hinze, Susan W., Jielu Lin and Tanetta Andersson. 2012. “Can We Capture the Intersections? Older Black Women, Education and Health.”  Women’s Health Issues 22(1):91-98.

Hinze, Susan W., and Heidi Taylor Chirayath. 2012. “Medical Sociology Through the Lens of Human Rights.” Pp. 118-128 in the Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, edited by David Brunsma, Brian Gran and Keri Iyall. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Hinze, Susan W. and Atwood D. Gaines. 2010. Preface to The Foundations of the Transformed Body. In Les Assises Du Corps Transformé: Regards Croisés sur le Genre (Congress on the Transformed Body: Intersecting Perspectives on Gender). F. Vialla, J. Mateu and M. Reynier, Editors. Paris: Les Études Hopitalières (LEH).

Hinze, Susan W. 2010. “Physician Specialization and Gender.” The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, and J. Geoffrey Golson).

Hinze, Susan W., and Dawn Aliberti. 2010. “The Feminization of Poverty: A Global Perspective.” Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (edited by George Ritzer).

Hinze, Susan W., Noah J. Webster, Heidi T. Chirayath and Joshua H. Tamayo-Sarver. 2009. “Hurt Running from Police? No Chance of (Pain) Relief: The Social Construction of Deserving Patients in Emergency Departments.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 27: 235-261.

Hinze, Susan W. 2009. “Time Poverty: Finding Time in a 24/7 Global Economy.” Sage Encyclopedia of Time(edited by James Birx).

Hinze, Susan W. 2007. “Occupational Sex Segregation.” Sage Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (edited by Jodi O’Brien).

Sarver, Joshua H., Neal V. Dawson, Susan W. Hinze, Rita K. Cydulka, Robert S. Wigton, Said A. Ibrahim and David W. Baker. (2005)  “Rapid Clinical Decision-Making in Context:  A Theoretical Model to Understand Contextual Influence on Physicians’ Decisions.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care 23:  183-213.

Hinze, Susan W. 2004. “‘Am I Being Over-Sensitive?’  Women’s Experience of Sexual Harassment in Medical Training.” Health:  An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 8(1): 125-151.

Hinze, Susan W. 2004. “’Women, Men, Career and Family in the U.S. Young Physician Labor Force.”  Research in the Sociology of Work (Diversity in the Workforce) 14: 185-217.

Hinze, Susan W. 2003. “Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment.” Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson (Editors). NY: ABC-Clio.

Sarver, Joshua H., Susan W. Hinze, Rita K Cydulka and David W. Baker. 2003. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Analgesia Prescribing in the Emergency Department.” American Journal of Public Health 93(12): 2067-2073.

Sarver, Joshua H., Neal V. Dawson, Susan W. Hinze, Rita K. Cydulka, Robert S. Wigton, Jeffrey M. Albert, Said A. Ibrahim and David W. Baker. 2003. “The Effect of Race/Ethnicity and Desirable Social Characteristics on Physicians’ Decisions to Prescribe Opioid Analgesics.” Academic Emergency Medicine 10(11): 1239-1248.

Hinze, Susan W. 2000. “Inside Medical Marriages: The Effect of Gender on Income.” Work and Occupations 27(4): 464-499.

Hinze, Susan W., Atwood D. Gaines, Alan J. Lerner, and Peter J. Whitehouse. 1999. “An Interdisciplinary Response to the Reagan Research Institute Report on Women and Alzheimer’s Disease.” Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 13(4): 183-186.

Hinze, Susan W. 1999. “Gender and the Body of Medicine or at Least Some Body Parts: (Re)constructing the Prestige Hierarchy of Medical Specialties.” The Sociological Quarterly 40(2): 217-239. Reprinted in 2001 Readings in Medical Sociology (2nd edition), William C. Cockerham and Michael Glaser (Editors): Pp. 282-303. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Sobecks, Nancy W., Amy C. Justice, Susan W. Hinze, Heidi Taylor Chirayath, Rebecca A. Lasek, Mary-Margaret Chren, John Aucott, Barbara Juknialis, Richard Fortinsky, Stuart Youngner, and C. Seth Landefeld. 1999. “When Doctors Marry Doctors: A Survey Exploring the Professional and Family Lives of Young Physicians.” Annals of Internal Medicine 130(4): 312-319.