Office: Howley Hall, Room 205
Phone: (401) 865-1262
Dr. Agartan joined the Health Policy and Management faculty in 2008.She earned a Ph.D. in sociology from State University of New York at Binghamton in 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations in 1998 and a master's degree in sociology in 2001 from Bogazici University (Turkey).
In addition to teaching the introductory course on the American Health Care System (HPM 101) and participating in the program's team taught senior seminar, she offers courses in Comparative Health Systems, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Global Health. Her principal research interests lies in social policy, medical sociology and comparative health policy in advanced industrial countries as well as the developing countries. Dr. Agartan co-edited a book on health care reform in Turkey and Europe. Her recent articles explore various dimensions of reforms in the Turkish healthcare system such as gender (Gender and Society in Turkey: The Impact of Neo-Liberal Policies, Political Islam and EU Accession, IB Tauris, 2012) and extent of marketization (Current Sociology, 2012). In 2010, funded by a CAFR grant, Dr. Agartan carried out a research project where she conducted interviews with public sector doctors in Turkey. She is currently working on an article that examines the transformation of the Turkish medical profession as a consequence of the market reforms in the healthcare system.
Dr. Agartan moved to Rhode Island from New York in 2008, but she is still discovering the beautiful beaches in RI and Cape Cod. Outside of PC, she enjoys playing with her two daughters, gardening, cooking and photography.
Last updated 3/17/2012