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
Geospatial Determinates of Network Structure and Health

Margaret Traeger is a Sociology PhD Candidate in the Human Nature Lab. She is interested in medical sociology, environmental sociology, and social network analysis. Her dissertation uses data from a large-scale social network RCT in rural Honduras to explore how the physical environment influences network structure and how those networks, in turn, shape health outcomes. Specifically, Margaret is interested in using social network interventions to improve maternal and child health.


Bromage, Sabri, Bernard Rosner, Janet W. Rich-Edwards, Davaasambuu Ganmaa, Soninkhishig Tsolmon, Zuunnast Tserendejid, Tseye-Oidov Odbayar, Margaret Traeger, and Wafaie W. Fawzi. 2018. “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), pp. 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 4 (2018): 236-243.