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Dr Adrienne Milner, BA, MA, PhD

Adrienne

Lecturer in Social Determinants of Health

Email: a.milner@qmul.ac.uk

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Dr Adrienne Milner is a lecturer in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University of London. She joined QMUL and the Global Public Health Unit in 2016 to lead modules which focus on health inequalities and the social determinants of health.

Dr Milner’s research addresses issues of health equity in terms of race and ethnicity and sex and gender in political and sports contexts. Specifically, she studies racial and sexual attitudes, policy preferences, and inequality to examine issues such as police brutality, discrimination of transgender individuals, and affirmative action. Her other work focuses on disparities in access to athletic participation and analysing the costs and benefits of sport participation for individuals with complex and diverse identities.

Dr Milner is co-author with Prof Jomills Henry Braddock II of the monograph, Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate Is Not Equal, which uses a socio-legal approach to compare racial and sexual policy and argue that sex segregation in sport should be eliminated.  Specifically, Milner and Braddock II focus on why large-scale sex integration in sport would result in a number of social benefits, such as increased safety and access to athletic participation and decreased prevalence of violence against women, eating disorders, and use of performance-enhancing substances. She is also co-editor with Prof Braddock of the collection, Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles.

Dr Milner served as principal investigator (PI) on two grants that assessed how demographic differences are related to physical activity and health outcomes. With Dr Elizabeth Baker, she designed and implemented the world's first walking bus program for adults and completed a pilot study assessing how the intervention was associated with weight loss for obese and overweight Birmingham, AL residents, and how race, sex, and socioeconomic status may have influenced results. For this research, she received two U.S. national awards: the American Heart Association’s Workplace Innovation Award (gold) and the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) excellence award (silver).

In addition to her research, Dr Milner is a dedicated teacher with over ten years of experience. Her published works on race, sex, and equality include a wide variety of teaching materials.

Dr Milner graduated from Emory University with a double major in Sociology and Women's Studies and went on to complete her MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of Miami. Prior to her move to London, she was a Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a secondary appointment in the African American Studies Program. She also held the position of Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Centre and the UAB Centre for the Study of Community Health.

Teaching

Module lead: Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health (MSc/iBSc)

Module lead: Social Determinants of Health (BSc)

Module Lead: Gender, Sexuality, and Health (MSc/iBSc/BSc)

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Milner’s recent projects include papers on examining police brutality as a public health issue, the relationship between transgender women's experience of victimisation and health behaviours, and racial disparities in socialisation and access to high-impact, high-risk injury sports. 

Research Interests: Race and Ethnicity; Policy, Law, and Society; Sex/Gender/Sexuality; Sociological Theory; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Sport.

Publications

Book: Monograph

Milner, Adrienne and Braddock II, Jomills Henry. 2016. Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate is Not Equal. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

 

Book: Edited Volume

Milner, Adrienne and Braddock II, Jomills Henry (eds). 2017. Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles (2 vols). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 

 

Journal Articles

Budhwani, Henna, Hearld, Ria K., Milner, Adrienne, Charow, Rebecca, McGlaughlin, Elaine, Rodriguez-Lauzurique, Rosa Mayra, Rosario, Santo and Paulino-Ramirez, Robert. Forthcoming. “Stigma, Trauma, and Suicide Experienced by Transgender Women Residing in the Dominican Republic.” Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior

Budhwani, Henna, Hearld, Ria K., Milner, Adrienne, McGlaughlin, Elaine, Charow, Rebecca, Rodriguez-Lauzurique, Rosa Mayra, Rosario, Santo, and Paulino-Ramirez, Robert. “Transgender Women’s Drug Use in the Dominican Republic.” Transgender Health.

Milner, Adrienne and Baker, Elizabeth. 2017. “Athletic Participation and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization: Investigating Sport Involvement, Self-Esteem, and Abuse Patterns for Women and Men.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 32(2): 268-289.

Milner, Adrienne, George, Brandon, and Allison, David. 2016. “Black and Latino Men Perceived to be Large are At-Risk for Police Frisk, Search, and Force.” PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147158.

Mikulyuk, Ashley, Milner, Adrienne, and Braddock II, Jomills Henry. 2016. “Equality or Equity? Sex Differences in Attitudes toward Females’ Sports Opportunity and Title IX.” Psychology of Women Section Review 18(2): 60-70.

Gibson, Phillip, Baker, Elizabeth, and Milner, Adrienne. 2015. “The Role of Sex, Gender, and Education on Depressive Symptoms.” Journal of Affective Disorders 189: 306-13.

Baker, Elizabeth, Milner, Adrienne, and Campbell, Anthony. 2015. “A Pilot Study to Promote Walking among Obese and Overweight Individuals: Walking Buses for Adults.” Public Health 129(6): 822-24.

Milner, Adrienne, Baker, Elizabeth, and Sisiopiku, Virginia. 2013. “Motivations and Barriers to Utilizing Adult Walking Buses: An Examination of Demographic Correlates and Willingness to Participate in a Community-Based Walking Program.” Open Journal of Preventive Medicine 3(9): 517-24. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2013.39070.

 

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

Sanchez-Weston, Christina, Braddock II, Jomills Henry, Milner, Adrienne, Mikulyuk, Ashley, and Dawkins, Marvin. Forthcoming “Diversity and Organizational Productivity: Examining the Role of Race and Gender in U.S. Olympic Team Success at the 2012 London Games,” in Nicholas Villanueva, Jr (ed.), Athlete as a National Symbol: Nationalism, Sport, and Social Justice.

Clair, Jeffery, Wasserman, Jason, and Milner, Adrienne. Forthcoming. “Social Theory and Sport,” in George Ritzer (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Sanchez-Weston, Christina, Braddock II, Jomills Henry, Milner, Adrienne, Mikulyuk, Ashley, and Dawkins, Marvin. 2017. “Gender Diversity and U.S. Olympic Team Success at the 2012 London Games,” in Adrienne Milner and Jomills Henry Braddock, II (eds.), Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles, Volume One: Sportswomen and Teams, Santa Barbara, CA Praeger.

Braddock II, Jomills Henry, Mikulyuk, Ashley, and Milner, Adrienne. 2017. “What Shall I Play?: Individual, Interpersonal, and Contextual Correlates of Girls’ Interscholastic Sport Participation Choices,” in Adrienne N. Milner and Jomills Henry Braddock, II (eds.), Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles, Volume Two: Social Trends, Santa Barbara, CA Praeger.

Milner, Adrienne. 2014. “Post-Race Ideology in Blackface: What Trayvon Martin Teaches Us about Colorblind Racism and Whites’ Love for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.” Pp. 139-44 in Kenneth J. Dashing-Varner, Rema Reynolds, Katrice A. Alberts, and Lori L. Martin (eds.), Writing Wrong: Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice, Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.

Milner, Adrienne. 2014. “Trayvon Martin Case” (pp. 1250-51, Vol. III), “Furtive Movement” (p. 465, Vol. II), “Hate Crimes in America” (pp. 523-25, Vol. II), “The Southern Poverty Law Center” (pp. 1174-75, Vol. II), “Noose Incidents” (pp. 905-06, Vol. III), “Bernhard Goetz Case” (pp. 112-13, Vol. I) and “Jena Six” (pp. 631-32, Vol. II) in Charles A. Gallagher and Cameron Lippard (eds.), Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.  

-“Hate Crimes in American,” reprinted (2017) in Robert Rycroft (ed.), The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 800-803.

Milner, Adrienne. 2014. “Foucault, Michel” (pp. 571-76) and “Friedson, Eliott” (pp. 576-80) in William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, Vol. II. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Peer- Reviewed Teaching Publications

Milner, Adrienne and Simoni, Zachary. 2014. "Race, Intersectionality, and Inequality." Syllabus published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Simoni, Zachary and Milner, Adrienne. 2014. "Implicit Bias Assignment." Assignment in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.  Washington DC: American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Simoni, Zachary and Milner, Adrienne. 2014. "Gender Implicit Association Test Assignment." Assignment in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.  Washington DC: American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Milner, Adrienne. 2013. "Sexuality and Sport." Syllabus published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Milner, Adrienne. 2013. "Sport and Stratification." Class Activity published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Milner, Adrienne. 2013. "The Impact of Sexuality and Gender on Students' Lives." Assignment published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

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