Dr. Margot Gage Witvliet

Dr. Margot Gage is a social epidemiologist and assistant professor at Lamar University. She earned her Ph.D. in social epidemiology and public health from the University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam Medical Center from the Department of Public Health. During her Ph.D., she visited UCLA to carry out research. Before coming to Lamar University, Dr. Gage completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the Department of Sociology, where she also served as principal investigator. During her Norwegian postdoctoral period, she completed a research visit to Harvard University. Dr. Gage has written over 17 peer-reviewed journal publications and has over 100 citations. Reuters News quoted her for her co-authored research on lone motherhood. Her co-authored publication on corruption and health is cited by the United Nations. She has won a number of awards and has been invited to present her research at international conferences. Dr. Gage speaks Dutch fluently. She is a veteran advocate and is building Texas's first Women Veteran and Women First Responder Park. She teaches courses in research methods, epidemiology and global health, global health disparity, marijuana and medicine and introduction to sociology.