Elizabeth Armstrong

Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

253 Wallace Hall


  • Health Policy
  • Reproductive Issues
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender Issues
  • Mass Media/Journalism
  • Ethics
  • Biotechnology/Bioethics
  • Demography


Elizabeth Armstrong has research interests in public health, the history and sociology of medicine, risk in obstetrics, and medical ethics. She is currently conducting research on diseases and agenda-setting, and on fetal personhood and the evolution of obstetrical practice and ethics. She is the author or coauthor of articles in Health Affairs, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Marriage and the Family, International Family Planning Perspectives, and Studies in Family Planning and is the author of Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 1998-2000. Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.