American Sociological Association

Medical Sociology

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 & Council


Chair: Debra Umberson, The University of Texas at Austin 2017
Chair-Elect: Jane D. McLeod, Indiana University 2017
Past Chair: Kristin Kay Barker, University of New Mexico 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Janet K. Shim, Univ of California-San Francisco 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer-Elect: Danielle Bessett, University of Cincinnati 2017
Section Nomination Cmte Chair-Elect: Andrew S. London, Syracuse University 2017
Section Nominations Committee Member: Emily S. Mann, University of South Carolina 2017
Section Teaching Cmte Chair: Laura Senier, Northeastern University 2017
Section Publications Committee Chair: Rene Almeling, Yale University 2017
Section Career & Employment Cmte Chair: Miranda R. Waggoner, Florida State University 2017
Section Nominations Committee Member: Elaine Marie Hernandez, Indiana University 2017
Section Health Policy & Research Cmte: Corinne Reczek, The Ohio State University 2018
Student Representative: Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman, University of New Mexico 2018
Student Representative: Taylor Hargrove, Vanderbilt University 2017
Section Nominations Cmte. Student Member: Catherine Do Tan, Brandeis University 2017

Section Council

Tony N. Brown, Rice University 2017
Richard M. Carpiano, University of British Columbia 2018

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