Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, assistant professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is a medical sociologist and demographer. Much of her current research focuses on chronic pain: its measurement, its social distribution, and its consequences (including opioid use and mortality). She is the inaugural chair of an interdisciplinary research group devoted to understanding and addressing social disparities in pain (ADDAPT: Addressing Disparities in the Distribution and Assessment of Pain and its Treatments).
Prof. Grol-Prokopczyk also conducts methodological research on how surveys can best generate interpersonally and internationally comparable measures of subjective health conditions. Additional research interests include U.S. counterterrorism policy and the effects of celebrity culture on demographic trends. Her work has appeared in journals including Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and Pain.