Dr. Trenton M. Haltom (he/him) is a Qualitative Methodologist for the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt), a combined Baylor College of Medicine Section in the Department of Medicine and a VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation in Houston, Texas.
At IQuESt, Dr. Haltom conducts health services research by working collaboratively with grant-funded teams to develop qualitative and mixed method aims, implement quality improvement, and consider user experience. He is part of the research process from grant writing to data collection to the writing and dissemination of findings. He is also a lecturer at the University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown in Sociology.
In his own research, Dr. Haltom broadly studies social inequalities using qualitative and mixed methods. He has content expertise in gender and sexualities in the contexts of health and the body, work and occupations, and sports. The bulk of his independent scholarship explores men and masculinities in women-dominated spaces. His solo and coauthored work has been published in Gender & Society, Men and Masculinities, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, in edited volumes, and other outlets.
Dr. Haltom is a graduate of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Women's and Gender Studies. He has received multiple awards for his teaching. For his research, he has received department, national, and international awards.
In his free time, Dr. Haltom is an avid podcast listener and reality TV watcher. Dr. Haltom is also a registered judge with the National Baton Twirling Association. On weekends, you can find him coaching or judging around the United States.