Phinney Hall 114
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110
Dilshani Sarathchandra is an assistant professor of Sociology.
- Ph.D., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2013
- M.A., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2010
- B.Sc., Plant Biotechnology, University of Colombo, 2005
Dilshani Sarathchandra works primarily in sociology of science, knowledge and technology. Her research focuses on decision-making processes in science, predictors of public attitudes toward science and technology and social dimensions of health.
- Sociology of Science, Knowledge, and Technology
- Risk Perception and Communication
- Science Communication
- Research Methods
- Dilshani Sarathchandra and Kristin Haltinner. 2020. “Trust/Distrust Judgments and Perceptions of Climate Science: A Research Note on Skeptics’ Rationalizations.” Public Understanding of Science 29(1): 53-60.
- Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2020. “Pro-Environmental Views of Climate Skeptics.” Contexts 19(1): 36-41.
- Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Climate Change Skepticism as a Psychological Coping Strategy.” Sociology Compass. doi:10.1111/soc4.12586.
- Dilshani Sarathchandra, Mark C. Navin, Mark A. Largent, and Aaron M. McCright. 2018. “A Survey Instrument for Measuring Vaccine Acceptance.” Preventive Medicine 109 (2018): 1-7.
- Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Risky Science? Perception & Negotiation of Risk in University Bioscience.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 37(2): 71-84.
- Dilshani Sarathchandra, Kristin Haltinner, Nicole Lichtenberg, and Hailee Tracy. 2018. “It’s Broader than Just My Work Here: Gender Variations in Accounts of Success among Engineers in U.S. Academia.” Social Sciences 7(3): 32.
- Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2018. “Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for Experimental Research in Sociology.” Sage Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781526439567.
- Dilshani Sarathchandra and Aaron M. McCright. 2017. “The Effects of Media Coverage of Scientific Retractions on Risk Perceptions.” Sage Open 7(2): 1-11.
- John Mihelich, Dilshani Sarathchandra, Leontina Hormel, Debbie A. Storrs, and Michelle M. Wiest. 2017. “Public Understanding of Science and K-12 STEM Education Outcomes: Effects of Idaho Parents' Orientation Toward Science on Student Attitudes Toward Science.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 36(3): 164-178.
- Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2017. “Tea Party Health Narratives and Belief Polarization: The Journey to Killing Grandma.” AIMS Public Health 4(6): 557-578.
- John Mihelich, Dilshani Sarathchandra, Leontina Hormel, Traci Craig, and Debbie A. Storrs. 2016. “The Cultural Negotiation of Publics-Science Relations: Effects of Idaho Residents’ Orientation Toward Science on Support for K-12 STEM Education.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 35(5-6): 166-177.
- Cedric A.L. Taylor and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2016. “Migrant Selectivity or Cultural Buffering? Investigating the Black Immigrant Health Advantage in Low Birth Weight.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 18(2): 390-396.
- Eric Beasley and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2015. “The Accuracy of Lay Estimates of Abortion Rates and the Demographic, Attitudinal, and Behavioral Sources of Variation in these Estimates.” Michigan Family Review 19(1): 26-50.
- Cedric A.L. Taylor and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2014. “Socioeconomic Position and Low Birth Weight: Evaluating Multiple and Alternative Measures Across Race in Michigan.” Social Sciences 3(3): 549-564.
- Siddarth Chandra and Dilshani Sarathchandra. 2014. “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Sri Lanka: Its Demographic Cost, Timing, and Propagation.” Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. doi:10.1111/irv.12238
- Dilshani Sarathchandra and Toby Ten Eyck. 2013. “To Tell the Truth: Keys in Newspaper Portrayals of the Public during Food Scares.” Food, Culture, and Society 16(1): 107-124.