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    Aine Lorie

    Áine is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of General Education at Kaplan University where she works as a professional sociologist with research interest in medical sociology, mental illness, and religion in Irish society. Her principal career goals and research interests are geared towards expanding dialogue between sociology and medicine in order to further understand therapy in its social context. She most recently presented on the long-term effects of empathy training on surgery residents at the Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Experience Empathy and Innovation Summit. She also has written and researched questions on religion, sexuality, gender and the media, and the provider-patient relationship.

    She teaches a variety of courses in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, including SS 310: Exploring the 1960s—an Interdisciplinary Approach, CS 204: Professional Presence, and SS 260: Gender and Society. She also serves the department as course lead for SS 250: the Technological Revolution—a Social Scientific Approach and SS 216: Community Engagement. Áine has published articles on gender and the media, adolescent group psychotherapy, and medical empathy training. She has a book published by Peter Lang (Oxford) Ltd. entitled Sacred Belief and Secular Health: A Study on Mental Illness and Religion in Modern Irish Society (2013).

    Áine completed her master’s degree in Irish studies and her PhD in sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She also received her baccalaureate degree in anthropology and international affairs at Northeastern University. Prior to this, she conducted research in applied sociology in academia and the private sector, including various medical based projects. Áine currently assists as a research collaborator in the empathy and relational science program at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry where she provides qualitative research support as well as a complementary sociological perspective.

    Áine lives in Boston, MA with her husband, 4 year old son, and 1 year old baby girl. In her spare time she enjoys cooking Jamie Oliver inspired dishes, traveling, and reading novels.

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