Faculty & Staff

Deborah Ejem, PhD

Deborah Ejem, PhD

Adjunct Professor- Troy Online

dejem@troy.edu

Education:

B.A. in Sociology, B.S. in Biology (minor in Chemistry), University of Alabama at Birmingham

M.A. in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ph.D. in Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Areas of Expertise:

Medical Sociology, Social Gerontology, Social Statistics, Minority Health Disparities, Social Psychology

Biography:

Dr. Ejem is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently, she examining the associations among reciprocal (dyadic) relationships, family caregiver burden, spirituality, patient quality of life (QoL) and symptom outcomes in older African American heart failure patients and their family caregivers.

Courses Taught at TROY:

Sociology of Health, Medicine and Illness
Gerontology
Death and Dying