Clayton Buck received his B.A. in Sociology from Metropolitan State University of Denver.  He earned his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Denver. 


At the confluence of social demography, medical sociology, and critical  perspectives, his research interests center around incorporating critical perspectives in studying population-level health disparities. More specifically, his work utilizes perspectives grounded in intersectionality and critical race theory to motivate research regarding the fundamental causes of health disparities in the United States context, with a geospatial focus to account for variation in disparities across physical space.

Areas of Interest

  • demography
  • gender and sexuality
  • medical sociology
  • health disparities
  • quantitative methods
  • behavioral health
  • stigma
  • intersectionality
  • life course perspectives
  • fundamental causality
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  • Master of Arts in Sociology from University of Colorado Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Metropolitan State University of Denver


  • 2019-12-01
    Chancellor's Master's Completion Fellowship | University of Colorado Denver
  • 2020-05-01
    Graduate School Student Service Award | University of Colorado Denver


  • Presider at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City; Session: “Health in Social Context: The Role of Work, School, Family, and Community”
  • Presenter at the annual meeting for the Eastern Sociological Society in Boston, MA: “Structural stigma as a fundamental cause of disparities in the use of PrEP among gay men in the US"


  • Associations among state-level stigma, prevalence of PrEP use, and sexual risk- taking among men who have sex with men
Clayton Buck
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