Sessions on „Social Networks and Health Inequalities“, XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), 23. – 28. Juni 2015, Brighton (UK)

These sessions intend to focus on the role of social networks for explaining health inequalities. We invite interdisciplinary approaches dealing with social network influences on health behaviors and outcomes. We encourage submissions that use different methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and focus on health inequalities at different stages in the life course and/or different vulnerable groups. Theoretical and empirical work that connects life course and network dynamics is especially welcome.

XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) 2015


Wednesday, June 24th 2015

Social Networks and Health Inequalities 1

PM1 - Chair: Sylvia Keim

 01:40 – 02:00

Patrik Nordin, Harri Jalonen

Well-being Creation Through Cross-regional Piblic-private Networks: From Programmes to Action


  02:00 – 02:20 Rosalie V. Otters, James F. Hollander

The Big Crunch:Social Network Simulations of Multigenerational Families with Health-related Events


  02:20 – 02:40 Sylvia Keim

How Social Networks, Well-being and Health Are Related - the Case of Unemployed Lone Parents


  02:40 – 03:00 Andreas Klärner, André Knabe

Social Networks' Dynamics and the Reproduction of Health Inequalities Among Long-term Unemployed


Thursday, June 25th 2015

Social Networks and Health Inequalities 2

AM1 - Chair: Andreas Klärner

 08:40 – 09:00 Vincent Lorant, Victoria Eugenia Soto, Joana Alves, Bruno Federico, Jaana Kinnunen, et al Smoking Inequalities in School‐aged Adolescents: a Social‐network Analysis in Six European Cities
  09:00 – 09:20 Adeline Grard, Vincent Lorant

Adolescent Girl's Gender Homophily: a Protective Strategy for Risky Behaviours?


  09:20 – 09:40 Lynne Messe, E.B. Quinlivan, K. Sullivan

Egocentric Network Characteristics Mediate the Relationship Between Shame, Disclosure Avoidance, Stigma and Physical and Mental Health Outcomes Among Hiv+ African American Women in the US


  09:40 – 10:00 Clarence C. Gravlee, Raffaele Vacca, Christopher McCarty

Vicarious Racism, Social Networks, and Racial Inequalities in Health


  10:00 – 10:20 Raffaele Vacca, Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini Social Networks, Social Isolation and Mental Health Inequalities Among Rural Latinoes in Florida