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Alina Arseniev-Koehler

Biomedical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a computational social scientist who studies culture, health, and social categorization (e.g., illness, gender, body weight). I am specialized in natural language processing methods, such as word embedding methods. Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University, on leave while I complete a National Library of Medicine (NLM) T-15 postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at UC San Diego.  This fellowship enables me to bridge sociological perspectives on health and culture with problems addressed by biomedical informatics. I received my PhD in Sociology from UCLA in 2022.