For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

megan bolton

Megan Bolton, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Sociology


  • PhD, Sociology Indiana University
  • MA, Sociology Indiana University
  • BA, Sociology Rutgers University

Curriculum Vitae:

Download (PDF)

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of mental health
  • Medical sociology
  • Stigma of mental illness
  • Social science research methods
  • Social networks analysis


Megan Bolton, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in sociology from Indiana University, minoring in social science research methods and concentrating in medical sociology. Before joining Drexel University, Megan taught introduction and medical sociology courses at Indiana University. Her teaching interests are rooted in the sociology of health and illness, especially mental health and stigma. Her research focuses on the influence of social relationships on perceptions of self and others, mental health among emerging adults, and the stigma of mental illness.

Selected Publications:

Suarez, Alicia and Megan Bolton. 2017. "Catching Babies in Prohibition States: Midwives’ Accounts for an Illegal Profession." Symbolic Interaction 41:165-184.