• Affiliate Professor, Global Health

Western Washington University
Department of Sociology
Bellingham, WA
United States

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Elizabeth (Liz) Mogford is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Washington University and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her teaching and research are interdisciplinary, combining sociology and public health. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, critical health literacy, and critical global learning. She is a leader in WWU’s faculty led Global Learning Programs. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon from 1994-1997, where she focused on public health and gender in development, and has conducted research in India, Mexico, and Kenya. In addition to teaching and research, Liz works on advocacy and outreach for advancing global health equity and social justice. Currently this includes being a board member of Health Alliance International and the Institute for Village Studies, and an advisory board member of Just Health Action and the Western Regional Global Health Conference.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • MA (University of Washington)
  • BA (St. Johns College)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociology
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Social and structural determinants of health, social justice and health, gender and reproductive health, immigration


Mogford, Elizabeth and Christopher Lyons. 2019. “The Impacts of International Service Learning on Host Communities: Host Student Perspectives Related to Global Citizenship and Relative Deprivation.” .” Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XXXI(2):86-104.

Fuist, Todd, Elizabeth Mogford, and Abhijit Das. 2018. “Lifestyle Movements as Social Networks: The Connections Between Everyday Politics and Larger Collective Action in an Indian Feminist Movement,” Sociological Perspectives. Published online 2-19-2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731121418757505.

Mogford, E., Courtney Irby and Abhijit Das. 2015. “Changing Men to Change Gender: Combatting Hegemonic Masculinity through Antiviolence Activism in Northern India.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family 41(2):71-93.

Mogford, E. and Lyons, Christopher. 2014. “Village Tolerance of Abuse, Women's Status, and the Ecology of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India.” The Sociological Quarterly 55:705–731. doi: 10.1111/tsq.12067.

Das, Abhijit, Elizabeth Mogford, Satish K. Singh, Ruhul Amin Barbhuiya, Shishir Chandra and Rachel Wahl. 2012. “Reviewing Responsibilities and Renewing Relationships: An Intervention with Men on Violence Against Women in India.” Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 14(6):659-675.