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Timothy Gallagher

Undergraduate Coordinator (Sociology) and Associate Professor

Ph.D. Western Michigan University, 1993
MPE Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1996

Courses Taught


  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Data Analysis and Data Analysis Lab
  • Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • Medical Sociology Research Skills
  • Medical Sociology Practicum


  • Multivariate Techniques in Sociology
  • Sociology of Medicine
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Key Publications

2013 Gallagher, Timothy J. A Mead-Chomsky Comparison Reveals a Set of Key Questions on the Nature of Language and Mind.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.  Forthcoming.

2012 Gallagher, Timothy J.  G.H. Mead’s Understanding of the Nature of Speech in the Light of Contemporary Research.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 42(1): 40-62.

2005 Gallagher, Timothy J.,  Stanford W. Gregory, Jr., Alison Bianchi, Paul J. Hartung & Sarah Harkness. Examining Medical Interview Asymmetry Using the Expectation States Approach.  Social Psychology Quarterly, 68:187-203.

2005 Gallagher, Timothy J., Paul J. Hartung, Holly Gerzina, Stanford W. Gregory, Jr. & Dave Merolla. Further Analysis of a Doctor-Patient Nonverbal Communication Instrument.  Patient Education and Counseling, 57:262-271.

Key Presentations

A Mead-Chomsky Comparison Reveals a Set of Key Questions on the Nature of Language and Mind. Gallagher, TJ. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the ASA, New York, NY: August 10-13.

An Examination of the Asymmetry in Medical Interviews Using the Expectation States Approach. Gallagher TJ, Gregory SW, Hartung PJ, Harkness S & Bianchi A.  The 2004 Annual Meeting of the ASA, San Francisco, CA: August 14-17.


2001 – 2004.Estrogen, Angina, Acitivity & Quality of Life in Women. Principal Investigator: Eugenia Missik, Ph.D., R.N.. Co-Investigators: Timothy J. Gallagher & Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob.NIH AREA grant # R15 NR05245-01A1.Issue date: 03/28/2001.Grant Award: $140,820

Notable Services

CAC Department Representative (September 2008,  2009, 2011)

Computer Committee (September 1998 - 2012), Chair (August 2000 – 2010)

FAC, Chair (08/09; 09/10)  

Medical Sociology Exam Committee Member (Spring 08; Fall 08; Spring 09; Fall 10; Spring 11; Spring 12; Spring 2013-Chair; Spring 2014-Chair)  

NEOMED BS/MD Admissions Review (November, 2007; Spring, 2009; Spring, 2010; Spring, 2011; Spring 2012; Fall 2012; Spring 2014)  

Survey Research Committee (August 2000 - 2010), Chair (September 2001 to April 2009)

Research Areas
  • Medical Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Social Theory
  • Biosociology
Timothy Gallagher
Department of Sociology