Nicole Wolfe

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information

Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084

Areas of Expertise

Qualitative research, Medical Sociology, Pharmaceuticals, Social control, Health policy

Academic Interests

Dr. Wolfe is a Medical Sociologist with extensive research experience working on both qualitative and mixed methods projects including; coordinating clinical trials, exploring the health and safety practices of illicit drug users, understanding experiences of injury among vulnerable, low wage workers, assessing the process of evaluating informal caregivers through Medicaid’s waiver program, and understanding how researchers obtain unpublished drug trial data.  Dr. Wolfe’s dissertation examined the development and promotion of the Gardasil vaccine.  She is currently working on a systematic review on the effectiveness of environmental health policies in the U.S. 

Courses Offered

  • SOCI 300: Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 452: Methods Seminar: Health Care and Illness

Selected Publications 

  • Wolfe, N., Gøtzsche, P., Bero, L. (2013) Strategies for obtaining unpublished drug trial data:  A qualitative interview study. Systematic Reviews, 2(31).
  • Kelly, K., Wolfe, N., Gibson, M.J., Feinberg, L. (2013). Listening to Family Caregivers: The Need to Include Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Programs. AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington DC.

  • Showstack, J., Wolfe, N. (2011). A retrospective review of the chronic care programs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Final report for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ck=1347750177705