People » Elzbieta Sikorska-Simmons

Elzbieta Sikorska-Simmons received her PhD. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1998. Her teaching and research interests are medical sociology, sociology of aging, organizational theory, and long-term care policy. Her published work has focused on organizational determinants of resident satisfaction with assisted living, the hospice movement in Poland, and psychosocial aspects of cancer care. Her current research examines the influence of organizational procesess and structures on resident autonomy in assisted living.

Research Interests:

Social Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Sociology of Organizations
Quality of Life and Care
Successful Aging
Alternative Housing for Older Adults
Hospice/Palliative Care
Medical Education

Spring 2018

SYG 2000H.0201 – Honors Introduction to Sociology – Tuesday 6:00 – 8:50 – Main Campus

SYO 4402.0001-Sociology of Health & Illness Behavior-Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 – Main Campus


Fall 2017

On sabbatical – will return in Spring 2018