Professor and Co-Director, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
College Of Public Health and Human Sciences
433 Waldo Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6406
- School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
- Public Health
- Health Promotion and Health Behavior
She has also studied discrimination when obtaining contraceptive services, as well as conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS and birth control, among African Americans; the health-related correlates of discrimination in HIV care; discrimination, medical mistrust, and stigma from the perspective of people living with HIV who reside in rural areas with low HIV prevalence; discrimination during prenatal care, labor, or delivery among Oregon mothers; and discrimination in interactions with health care providers in general.
Dr. Thorburn’s previous research also includes studies of the social and cultural influences on sexual and reproductive health, including HIV prevention, and the acceptability of reproductive technologies and HIV prevention methods, racial/ethnic disparities in reproductive health behaviors and outcomes, conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS and birth control, perceived discrimination to sexual behaviors related to HIV among African-Americans. She conducts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.
- First study of Oregon’s Hmong reveals surprising influences on cancer screenings
- Does insurance discrimination play a role in health care quality?
- Lower income women report more insurance-based discrimination during pregnancy, delivery
- Pregnant women report snubs
- Sheryl Thorburn's study cites in Obama's discussion on HIV and race
- Excellence, Inspiration, Passion, Creativity, Innovation
- A World Apart: Cultural barriers hamper Portland
- A gift to support collaboration among OSU cancer researchers looking for ways to PREVENT, SURVIVE, THRIVE
- College of Health and Human Sciences honors faculty and staff
- Adults with HIV living in rural areas experience discrimination