Dr. Calvin Odhiambo

Calvin Odhiambo
Associate Professor of Sociology

Media Building 308
Phone: (864) 503-5658
Fax: (864) 503-5705
E-mail: codhiambo@uscupstate.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D.   Sociology (with minor in African Studies) - Indiana University, 2003  
M.A.    Sociology – University of Nairobi (Kenya), 1994
B.A.    Sociology – University of Nairobi (Kenya), 1990     

TEACHING AREAS
Medical Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, Sociology of Aging, Sociology of Death and Dying, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology

RESEARCH AREAS
HIV/AIDS and Cardiovascular Disease, Breast Cancer, HPV and Cervical Cancer, Health Disparities

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIP
Odhiambo, Calvin,
Davis, Jessica, & Omolo, Bernard. (2017). “Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks with HIV/AIDS in America: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 10(2):121-141

Davis, Jessica, Odhiambo, Calvin, and Omolo, Bernard. (2015). “Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks with HIV/AIDS in America: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal, Vol8:43-53

Ward, Kelsey and Odhiambo, Calvin. (2014). “Factors Influencing a Woman’s Decision to Receive Medical Treatment for Infertility.” USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal Vol 7:63-69

Zeng, Jinwen, Odhiambo, Calvin, andMarlow, David. (2012). “Abusive Language in Chinese and English.” Cross-Cultural Studies. Vol. 28:141-161

Odhiambo, Calvin. (2012). “The Name Game: Using Insults to Illustrate the Social Construction of Gender.” College Teaching. Vol. 60 (1):25-30

Odhiambo, Calvin. (2012). “HIV/AIDS and Women in Africa.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 2(2):178-191

Enabore, Jan Andre and Odhiambo, Calvin. (2011). Your Faith has Made You Well: An Examination of the Relationship Between Religion and Medicine. USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol. 4: 23-28

Odhiambo, Calvin. (2010). Theory-driven HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs: Problems with the Application of Foreign Solutions to Local Problems. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3-8383-9670-5

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) Award (2017) – Grant Amount: $6,000. “Black-White Racial Disparity in Cardiovascular Disease among People with HIV-AIDS in America: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”
  • Title III Active Learning Fellowship (2017) – Grant amount: $1,500. Awarded to redesign SOCY 101: Introduction to Sociology as an Active Learning course for Spring 2017.
  • USC Upstate Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) STEP-UP Student Technology Enhancement Program (2015) – Grant Amount: $1500. Awarded to redesign SOCY 345: Sociology of Religion as a Technology Enhancement course for Summer 2015
  • Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID Scholarship) in Cardiovascular Health Disparities Research (2009).  Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute & National Institutes of Health.