Dr. Melissa Sloan is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Sociology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She also serves as the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Honors Program. Dr. Sloan received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University (2000) and her M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. Her research is focused on the ways in which social inequalities in the roles and statuses we hold affect physical and emotional well-being.