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

Peer-reviewed articles (asterisk beside name denotes student coauthors)

Jenkins, Tania M. In press. “Making the Cut: Status, Credentials, and Hiring in Medicine.” Social Problems. 10.1093/socpro/spab046.


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. 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.