Sonia Mendoza-Grey

Sonia Mendoza-Grey

Research Interests


Sonia Mendoza-Grey is a Ph.D. student in Sociomedical Sciences in the sociology track.  She became interested in mixed-methods research and Latino health as an undergraduate at Stanford where she worked on community-based health intervention studies.  As an MA student at Columbia, she continued to pursue her interest in the social determinants of health and minority health.  Her MA thesis analyzed the role of social networks and social cohesion in relation to obesity rates and health measures within the enclaves of Latino communities in the United States.  Her publications to date explore social determinants of health and racialized medicine and cover wide-ranging topics such as opioid addiction among whites and Latina health.  Current major areas of focus include Latino interactions with health care and genomic research projects, and more specifically, precision medicine projects.  As a doctoral student, Mendoza-Grey uses her ethnographic and quantitative research methods to study clinical cultures, the production of medical knowledge, and dissemination of health interventions in ethnic minority communities.


  • MA, Sociology, Columbia University (2012)
  • BA, Human Biology, Stanford University (2010)