Megan Penzkofer

Megan  Penzkofer
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • B.Sc. Michigan State University, 2017

CURRICULUM VITAE

Megan Penzkofer

BIOGRAPHY

Megan Penzkofer is a second-year dual-degree student, and is working towards both a doctoral degree from the Department of Sociology and a medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Megan studies the social organization of medicine, and the ways in which social behavior may influence health; she is particularly interested in the effects of human sexual behaviors and sexual experiences on health and well-being. Currently, Megan is utilizing quantitative methodology to research the long-term mental and physical health effects of sexual assault, by comparing older adults whose first sexual experience had been consensual with those who had been forced or coerced. She is also working on an ethnographic project that aims to better understand the social organization of end-of-life care in Hospice. Megan is originally from Shelby Township, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College in 2017 with a bachelors’ degree in molecular genetics and a minor in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science.

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine