Margaret Traeger

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B.S. in Biology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Areas of Interest: 
Medical Sociology; Social Networks; Environmental Sociology; Science, Knowledge, & Technology
Impact of Geography and Social Ties on Health and Well-being

Margaret Traeger is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology working in the Human Nature Lab. Prior to Yale, she earned her B.S. in Biology, with minors in Women’s Studies and Global Health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then earned her M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is interested in social networks, human-robot interactions, and public health.  


Bromage, Sabri, Bernard Rosner, Janet Rich-Edwards, Davaasambuu Ganmaa, Soninkhishig Tsolmon, Zuunnast Tserendejid, Tseye-Oidov Odbayar, Margaret Traeger, and Wafaie Fawzi. “Comparison of Methods for Estimating Dietary Food and Nutrient Intakes and Intake Densities from Household Consumption and Expenditure Data in Mongolia.” Nutrients 10, no. 6 (2018): 703.

Strohkorb Sebo, Sarah, Margaret Traeger, Malte Jung, and Brian Scassellati. “The Ripple Effects of Vulnerability: The Effects of a Robot’s Vulnerable Behavior on Trust in Human-Robot Teams.” In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 178-186. ACM, 2018.

Shakya, Holly B., Jessica M. Perkins, Margaret Traeger, Alexander C. Tsai, David R. Bangsberg, Bernard Kakuhikire, and Nicholas A. Christakis. “Social network correlates of IPV acceptance in rural Honduras and rural Uganda.” SSM-Population Health no. 4 (2018): 236-243.

Bromage, Sabri, Enkhmaa Gonchigsumlaa, Margaret Traeger, Bayarbat Magsar, Qifan Wang, Jorick Bater, Hewei Li, and Davaasambuu Ganmaa. “Awareness and Attitudes Regarding Industrial Food Fortification in Mongolia and Harbin.” Nutrients11, no. 1 (2019): 201.

Traeger, Margaret L., Sarah Strohkorb Sebo, Malte Jung, Brian Scassellati, Nicholas A. Christakis. “Vulnerable Robots Positively Shape Human Conversational Dynamics in a Human-Robot Team.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, no. 12 (2020): 6370-6375