Rebecca Anna Schut

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Ph.D, Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2022
M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
B.A., Health and Societies, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Entered Program: 2018
First Year Paper Advisor: Chenoa Flippen
Second Year Paper Advisor: Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Chair: Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Committee: Courtney Boen, Dorothy Roberts
Graduation Year: 2022

Rebecca Schut is a dual Ph.D. student in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a BA in Health and Societies and a Certificate in Mandarin Chinese. During her undergraduate training, Rebecca worked as a research assistant to Dr. Susan Sorenson at the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships, where she coauthored a systematic review on non-fatal gun violence and served as first-author on a study describing the scope, nature, and severity of disputes between parents and their minor children requiring police intervention. After graduating, Rebecca worked in the Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine where she managed clinical trials on breast and lung cancer screening and management. Rebecca’s current research interests span the areas of social demography, race/immigration, and health services research, with a particular focus on understanding how structural racism produces racial and nativity inequalities in the structure and delivery of health services. Rebecca’s recent work includes a project that utilized electronic medical record (EMR) data to examine racial/ethnic disparities in provider-patient communication among patients diagnosed with incidental medical findings. She is currently developing a project that explores the practice and geographic outcomes of foreign-trained physicians in the United States. She is also engaged in a project that aims to understand whether state and local immigration policies produce inequalities in healthcare access and health outcomes among immigrant agricultural workers in the United States.

Selected Publications

Schut R.A. (2021). Racial Disparities in Provider-Patient Communication of Incidental Medical Findings. Social Science & Medicine. Advance online publication.

Schut R.A. (2021). “New White Ethnics” or “New Latinos”?: Hispanic/Latino Pan-Ethnicity and Ancestry Reporting among South American Immigrants to the United States. International Migration Review. Advance online publication.

Flippen, C.A. & Schut R.A. (2021). Migration and Contraception among Mexican Women: Assessing Selection, Disruption, and Adaptation. Population Research and Policy Review. Advance online publication.

Schut R.A. & Mortani Barbosa, E.J. (2020). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Follow-Up Adherence of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules: An Application of a Cascade of Care Framework. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 17(11), 1410-1419.

Schut, R.A., Sorenson, S.B., & Gelles, R.J. (2020). Police Response to Violence and Conflict between Parents and their Minor Children. Journal of Family Violence, 35(2), 117-129.

Sorenson, S.B. & Schut R.A. (2018). Non-Fatal Gun Use in Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 19(4), 431-442.