Section on Medical Sociology

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Medical Sociology is to foster the development of sociology in the field of health through the organized interchange of ideas, teaching experiences, research programs, and results. The Section on Medical Sociology examines the phenomena of health and illness, the social organization of health care delivery, and differential access to medical resources.\


Section Officers 2014-2015

Chair: Anne Figert, Loyola University Chicago
Chair-Elect: Kristin Kay Barker, University of New Mexico
Past Chair: Susan E. Bell, Bowdoin College
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Janet K. Shim, Univ of California-San Francisco 2016

Section Council

Bridget K. Gorman, Rice University 2015
Brea Louise Perry, University of Kentucky 2015

Student Representatives

Mieke Beth Thomeer, University of Texas at Austin 2015
Tania M. Jenkins, Brown University 2016

Section Membership Committee

Chair: Laura Mamo, San Francisco State University 2016

Section Nominations Committee

Chair: Sara N. Shostak, Brandeis University
Chair-Elect: Rachel Kahn Best, University of Michigan
Catherine Bliss, UCSF
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan
Student Representatives
Jane Schlapkohl VanHeuvelen, Indiana University

Section Publications Committee

Chair: Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University

Section Teaching Committee

Chair: Kate W. Strully, University at Albany, State University of New York
Jennifer A. Reich, University of Denver

Section Career & Employment Committee

Chair: William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Patricia P. Rieker, Boston University

Health Policy and Research Committee

Chair: Sigrun Olafsdottir, Boston University