Abramson’s research examines the connections between inequality and health over the life course. His comparative ethnography on aging and inequality, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years, was published by Harvard University Press and awarded the 2016 Outstanding Publication Award by the American Sociological Association’s Section on Aging and the Life Course.
Abramson’s methodological works include funded interdisciplinary collaborations published in venues including Sociological Methodology, Health Affairs, Ethnography, BMJ Open, Socius and Beyond the Case (Oxford University Press, co-edited with Neil Gong). Abramson’s work in this vein focuses on: (1) integrating computational techniques with field observations to improve the scalability, transparency, and replicability of large multi-site projects with qualitative data and (2) articulating how methodological pluralism can benefit social inquiry.
Abramson has over a decade-and-a-half of experience teaching and developing methods of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis. He has served as a methodological adviser for individual and team-based projects encompassing a wide range of data types, analytical approaches, and disciplines as well as developing training programs for conducting qualitative research in social science and policy disciplines. Prior to moving to Arizona, he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and spent the following year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Abramson has used ATLAS.ti in his own qualitative and mixed-methods projects since 2003.
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