Introduction

Alyssa Browne, PhD Candidate

Welcome! I am a Senior Research Analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


I use quantitative and qualitative methods to study health workforce and issues. In my independent research, I consider how inequality manifests within the medical profession to shape the professional outcomes of medical professionals using a combination of in-depth interview data and secondary survey data.


In other work, I study dimensions of career inequality beyond the medical context, including racial and gender inequality in career aspirations across the transition to adulthood and perceptions of diversity hiring initiatives among hiring decision-makers.


Before joining the PhD program, I spent four years working as a research assistant at the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research organization, where I worked on a variety of global and domestic research projects. I received a B.S. in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2012, with a minor in Global Health.