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Sociology professor's comments included in NY Times article on infertility and race

Comments by Arthur L. (Larry) Greil, Alfred University (AU) professor of sociology, appear in “Infertility, Endured Through a Prism of Race,” an article by Tanzina Vega published in the April 25, 2014n edition of The New York Times.

In his section of the piece, Greil notes: “Part of the problem ... is that middle-class white women tend to have the confidence and connections to navigate the health care system better than less affluent minority women.”

Greil, whose research focuses on access to treatments for infertility, has studied infertility and women of color.  To read the full article, please visit:

Greil is chairman of the Division of Social Sciences at AU where his areas of teaching concentration include medical sociology, race and ethnicity, and social theory. He earned a doctorate and a master of arts degree in sociology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Syracuse (NY) University.

He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the National Council of Family Relations, the Ferre Institute (Infertility Research and Education Organization), the Population Association of America, the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Sociologists for Women in Society.