Dr. Tangela Towns teaches a number of courses in the Sociology discipline. At Winston-Salem State University, Dr. Towns teaches courses in the area of Medical Sociology, General Sociology, and Sociology of Mental Illness. Her research interests include health disparities, class, race, ethnicity, health behaviors, diabetes and obesity in minority communities, cultural competence, social inequalities, and minority health outcomes. She serves as co- advisor to the Sociology Club, where she works with students on a number of service projects, forums, social movements, and community activities.
- PhD Sociology, 2013, University of Central Florida
- MA Applied Sociology, 2009, University of Central Florida
- BS Sociology, 2006, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Research and Project Interests
- Health disparities
- Class, race, and ethnicity
- Health behaviors, diabetes and obesity in minority communities
- Cultural competence
- Social inequalities
- Minority health outcomes
Towns, Tangela. 2013. “Barriers to Care: Health Promotion among Hispanic Men”. Sociology Compass 7/10. Pp 854-865
Sociology of Mental Illness
“Health Promotion Among Hispanic Males”. Paper presented at American Sociological Association Denver, CO. August 2012.
“Effectiveness of Diabetes Management Intervention Programs in African American Communities”. Paper presented at Southern Sociological Society New Orleans, LA. March 2012.
“Health and Families: Exploration of the Male's Role in Family Health Behaviors”. Paper presented at Southwestern Social Science Association. Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011.