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Jenkins, Tania M. 2020. Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite ProfessionNew York: Columbia University Press

  • Honorable mention, Donald W. Light Award, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2022

  • Shortlisted for the British Sociological Association's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize, 2022

Peer-reviewed articles (* denotes student coauthors)

Buchbinder, Mara, Alyssa Browne*, Nancy Berlinger, Tania Jenkins, Liza Buchbinder. In press. “From Moral Distress to Moral Stress: Clarifying Concepts of Moral Challenges in Clinical Care.” The American Journal of Bioethics. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2023.2224270

Jenkins, Tania M. 2023. “Physicians as Shock Absorbers: The System of Structural Factors Driving Burnout and Dissatisfaction in Medicine.” Social Science & Medicine 337: 116311.  

Buchbinder, Mara, Tania Jenkins, John Staley, Nancy Berlinger, Liza Buchbinder, Lily Goldberg*. 2023. Multidimensional stressors and protective factors shaping physicians’ work environments and work-related wellbeing in two large U.S. cities during COVID-19.American Journal of Industrial Medicine 66: 854-865.

Jenkins, Tania M. 2023. "Making the Cut: Status, Credentials, and Hiring in Medicine." Social Problems 70(2):435-55.

Buchbinder, Mara, Alyssa Browne*, Tania Jenkins, Nancy Berlinger and Liza Buchbinder. 2023. "Hospital Physicians’ Perspectives on Occupational Stress During Covid-19: A Qualitative Analysis from Two US Cities." Journal of General Internal Medicine. 38:176–184.

Buchbinder, Mara, Nancy Berlinger and Tania M. Jenkins. 2022. “Protecting Practitioners in Stressed Systems: Translational Bioethics and the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 65(4):637-645.

Buchbinder, Mara, and Tania M. Jenkins. 2022. “Burnout in Critical Care: Time for Moving Upstream.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 19(9): 1443-1445.


Jenkins, Tania M.º, Kelly Undermanº, Alexandra H. Vinson, Lauren D. Olsen, and Laura Hirshfield. 2021. “The Resurgence of Medical Education in Sociology: A Return to our Roots and an Agenda for the Future.Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 62(3):255-70. ºdenotes equal first authorship

Jenkins, Tania M., Grace Franklyn*, Joshua Klugman, and Shalini Reddy. 2020. “Separate but Equal? The Sorting of USMDs and non-USMDs in Internal Medicine Residency Programs.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 35: 1458–1464. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05573-8.

Fischer, Jonathan*, Kimberly Clinite, Eric Sullivan*, Tania M. Jenkins,…Shalini Reddy. 2019. “Specialty and Lifestyle Preference Changes during Medical School.”  Medical Science Educator. 29: 995–1001.  doi:10.1007/s40670-019-00790-6.

Jenkins, Tania M., Jenny Kim*, Chelsea Hu*, John Hickernell*, Sarah Watanaskul*, John Yoon. 2018. “Stressing the Journey: Using Life Stories to Study Medical Student WellbeingAdvances in Health Sciences Education. 23(4): 767–782. doi:10.1007/s10459-018-9827-0


Jenkins, Tania M. 2018. “Dual Autonomies, Divergent Approaches: How Stratification in Medical Education Shapes Approaches to Patient Care.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 59(2): 268–282.

Mueller, Anna S., Tania M. Jenkins, Melissa Osborne*, Arjun Dayal*, Daniel O’Connor*, and Vineet Arora. 2017. Gender Differences in Attending Physicians' Feedback for Residents in an Emergency Medical Residency Program: A Qualitative Analysis.Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 9(5): 577-585 doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-17-00126.1

Jenkins, Tania M. and Susan E. Short. 2017. "Negotiating intersex: A case for revising the theory of social diagnosis." Social Science & Medicine. 175: 91-98. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.047

Jenkins, Tania M. and Shalini T. Reddy. 2016. "Revisiting the Rationing of Medical Degrees in the United States." Contexts, 15(4), 36-41. doi:10.1177/1536504216684820.

Jenkins, Tania M. 2015. “’It’s Time She Stopped Torturing Herself:’ Structural Constraints to Decision-Making about Life-Sustaining Treatment by Medical Trainees.” Social Science & Medicine, 132: 132-140.

Jenkins, Tania M. 2014. “Clothing norms as markers of status in a hospital setting: A Bourdieusian analysis.” Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 18(5): 526–541.

Short, Susan E., Yang Yang, and Tania M. Jenkins. 2013. Sex, Gender, Genetics, and Health.” American Journal of Public Health, 103 Suppl 1: S93-S101, PMC3786754.

Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie, Emilie Renahy, Tania Jenkins, and Helen Cerigo. 2012. “Assessing barriers to health insurance and threats to equity in comparative perspective: The Health Insurance Access Database.” BMC Health Services Research, 12. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-107, PMC3393626.

Brown, Phil, Mercedes Lyson, and Tania Jenkins. 2011. “From Diagnosis to Social Diagnosis.” Social Science & Medicine, 73(6): 939-943 .

Jenkins, Tania M. 2008. “Patients, Practitioners and Paradoxes: Responses to the Cuban Health Crisis of the 1990s.” Qualitative Health Research, (18)10: 1384-1400.

Book chapters

Jenkins, Tania M. 2014. “Who’s the Boss? Diagnosis and Medical Authority.” Pp. 105-119 in Jutel, Annemarie and Kevin Dew (eds.), Social Issues in Diagnosis: An Introduction for Students and Clinicians. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie, Jean-Simon Farrah, and Tania M. Jenkins. 2011. “Population aging, health systems and equity: Shared challenges for the U.S. and Canada.” Pp. 563-581 in R. A. Settersten & J. L. Angel (Eds.), The Handbook of Sociology of Aging. New York: Springer.

Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie and Tania M. Jenkins. 2010. “Social Policies and Health Inequalities.” Pp. 455-484 in Cockerham, William C. (Ed), The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie and Tania Jenkins. 2008. “Vieillissement et utilisation des soins: comment départager les coûts?” Pp. 69-77 in Béland, F., A.P. Contandriopoulos, A. Quesnel-Vallée, L. Robert (Eds), Le privé dans la santé: un débat sans fin? Presses de l’Université de Montréal: Montréal.

Other publications

Jenkins, Tania M, Rebecca Bielamowicz*, Yong Cai, Neal Caren and Andrew J. Perrin. 2022. “100 Years of Book Reviews in Social Forces.” Social Forces 101(1): 76-82,

Jenkins, Tania M. 2021. “The Institutional, Professional, and Societal Drivers of Job Satisfaction and Wellbeing Among Physicians.” Policy Brief, Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, presented to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Jenkins, Tania M. 2021. Review of "More than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State" by LaTonya J. Trotter (2020). American Journal of Sociology 126(6):1521-23,

Jenkins, Tania M. 2020. "Making Step 1 Pass/Fail: A Step in the Right Direction?" Blog post

Jenkins, Tania M. 2019. "Review of Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care" by Roi Livne (2019). Social Forces. soz139,

Jenkins, Tania M. and Shalini T. Reddy. 2017. "Unmatched U.S. Seniors and Residency Placement Fever.Academic Medicine, 92(11): 1510.

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