Erin Bergner earned her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Tulane University in 2005, her MPH from Emory University in 2007, and her M.A. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2011. Her major research interests include medical sociology, sociology of diagnosis, sociology of health and illness, sex and gender, intersex, and health social movements. She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines the roles of professionals, activists, and medical technologies in the changes to intersex diagnoses and associated clinical protocols. Her project is examining the mechanisms of diagnostic expansion, and its influence on clinical practices. Moreover, her research explores how diagnosis is shaped by and reinforces notions of gender difference.