Faculty Profile

Denise  Anthony, PhD

Denise Anthony, PhD

  • Chair, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Department of Sociology

  • M3166, SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Denise Anthony, PhD, a sociologist, is Professor of Health Management & Policy in the School of Public Health, and in the Department of Sociology (by courtesy), at the University of Michigan.

Professor Anthony’s work explores issues of cooperation, trust and privacy in a variety of settings, from health care delivery to micro-credit borrowing groups to online groups such as Wikipedia and Prosper.com. She is also interested in the role of organizations and institutions in health care delivery. Her current work examines the use of information technology in health care, including effects on quality, on the organization of health care, as well as the implications for the privacy and security of protected health information. Her multi-disciplinary research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and others, and published in sociology as well as in health policy and computer science journals, including among others the American Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Health Affairs, and IEEE Pervasive Computing.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2018, she was Professor and past-Chair (2007-11) in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, and a faculty affiliate at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. From 2014-17 she served as Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives at Dartmouth. From 2008-2013 she served as Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth: http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/

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  • PhD, Sociology, University of Connecticut, 1997
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Connecticut, 1991
  • B.A., Sociology and International Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1990 

Dr. Anthony’s current research projects:

  • SPLICE: Security and Privacy in the Lifecycle of IoT for Consumer Environments

  • Disparities in telehealth and other health information technologies

  • Trust and technology use (among consumers, patients, healthcare providers)

  • Role of health information technologies in health care quality, clinical practice, and patient outcomes

  • Socio-technical aspects of Smart and embedded cameras: implications for privacy and security

  • Role of privacy in social interactions and outcome

(In Press) Hoyle, Roberto, Apu Kapadia, David Crandall, Luke Stark, Denise Anthony. Forthcoming. "Privacy Norms and Preferences for Photos Posted Online.” Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

(In Press) Stark, Luke, Amanda Stanhaus*, Denise Anthony. Forthcoming. "’I don’t want someone to watch me while I’m working’: Gendered views of facial recognition technology in workplace surveillance." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyhttps://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24342  

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Denise Anthony. 2019. “Situated Trust in a Physician: Patient Health Characteristics & Trust in Physician Confidentiality.” The Sociological Quarterlyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00380253.2018.1547174

Anthony, Denise, Celeste Campos-Castillo, Paulina Lim*. 2018. “Who isn’t using patient portals and why? Evidence and Implications from a national sample of U.S. adults.” Health Affairs. 37(12): 1948-54.  https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05117

Stablein, Timothy, Keith J. Loud, Christopher DiCapua*, Denise L. Anthony. 2018. “The Catch to Confidentiality: The use of Electronic Health Records in Adolescent Health Care.” Journal of Adolescent Health. 62: 577–582.

Appari, Ajit, M. Eric Johnson, Denise L. Anthony. 2018. “Health IT and Inappropriate Utilization of Outpatient Imaging: A Cross-Sectional Study of U.S. Hospitals.” International Journal of Medical Informatics 109:87-95. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S138650561730388X

Anthony, Denise L., Celeste Campos-Castillo, Christine Horne. 2017. “Toward a Sociology of Privacy.” Annual Review of Sociology 43: 249-269. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-060116-053643

Walton, Emily and Denise L. Anthony. 2017. “Do You Want to See a Doctor for That? Contextualizing Racial and Ethnic Differences in Care-Seeking.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care Volume 35: 249-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0275-495920170000035013

Kuwabara, Ko, Denise L. Anthony, Christine Horne. 2017. “In the Shade of a Forest: Status, Reputation, and Ambiguity in an Online Microcredit Market." Social Science Research 64:96-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.09.027

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Daniel J. Bartholomay*, Elisabeth F. Callahan*, and Denise L. Anthony. 2016. “Depressive Symptoms and Electronic Messaging with Health Care Providers.” Society and Mental Health. 6(3):168-186. http://smh.sagepub.com/content/6/3/168

Anthony, Denise L. and Timothy Stablein. 2016. “Privacy in Practice: Professional discourse about information control in health care.” Journal of Health Organizations and Management 30(2): 207 – 226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-12-2014-0220

Davis, Matthew A., Denise L. Anthony, Scott D. Pauls. 2015. “Seeking and receiving social support on Facebook for surgery.” Social Science and Medicine 131:40 – 47. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953615001306#

Stablein, Timothy, Joseph Hall, Chauna Pervis* and Denise L. Anthony. 2015. “Negotiating Stigma in Health Care: Disclosure and the Role of Electronic Health Records.” Health Sociology Review 24(3): 227-241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2015.1078218

Anthony, Denise, Timothy Stablein, and Emily K. Carian*. 2015. “Big Brother in the Information Age.” IEEE Security & Privacy 13(4):12-19. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7180221&filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A7180218%29

Anthony, Denise, Celeste Campos-Castillo. 2015. “A Looming Digital Divide? Group Differences in the Perceived Importance of Electronic Health Records” Information, Communication, and Society 18(7): 832-846. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1006657

Roberto Hoyle*, Robert Templeman*, Denise Anthony, David Crandall, and Apu Kapadia. 2015. “Sensitive Lifelogs: A privacy analysis of photos from wearable cameras.” CHI 2015, April 18 - 23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702183

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Denise Anthony. 2015. “The double-edged sword of electronic health records: implications for patient disclosure.” Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 22(e1):e130–e140. http://jamia.oxfordjournals.org/content/jaminfo/early/2014/12/17/amiajnl-2014-002804.full.pdf  ●  Best Paper Award 2016 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics

Anthony Denise, Ajit Appari, M. Eric Johnson. 2014. “Institutionalizing HIPAA Compliance: Organizations and Competing Logics in U.S. Healthcare" Journal of Health & Social Behavior. 55(1):108 - 124. http://doi:10.1177/0022146513520431

Appari, Ajit, Denise Anthony, M. Eric Johnson. 2014. “Information Technology and Patient Safety: Evidence from National Data.” American Journal of Managed Care. 11 Spec No. 17:eSP39-eSP47

Appari, Ajit, M. Eric Johnson, and Denise L. Anthony. 2012. “Meaningful Use of EHR Systems and Process Quality of Care: Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis of US Acute-Care Hospitals.” Health Services Research. 48(2):354-375.  http://doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01448.x

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