Sheinfeld's research is in organizational behavior, focusing on the patterns of informal relationships that connect people in their personal or professional life. Specifically, Sheinfeld explores how people maintain or change their social preferences in the face of a change in their social environment or social embeddedness in organizational settings. Sheinfeld examines the effects of micro and meso foundations of social networks in the context of labor mobility, individuals’ motivation, and health care settings.
Discusses the increasing concern about the adequacy of symptom management among older adults with cancer. Examines patterns of predictors of pain and emotional distress after a cancer diagnosis.