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: Jane D. McLeod, Indiana University 2018
Past Chair: Debra Umberson, The University of Texas at Austin 2018
Chair-Elect: Brea Louise Perry, Indiana University 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Danielle Bessett, University of Cincinnati 2019
Section Publications Committee Chair: Claire Laurier Decoteau, University of Illinois, Chicago 2019
Section Nominations Committee Member: Reanne Frank, Ohio State University 2018
Section Career & Employment Cmte Chair: Katrina E. Kimport, University of California, San Francisco 2019
Section Teaching Cmte Chair: Ophra Leyser-Whalen, University of Texas at El Paso 2019
Section Nominations Committee Member: Adam Matthew Lippert, University of Colorado Denver 2018
Section Nominations Committee Chair: Andrew S. London, Syracuse University 2018
Section Health Policy & Research Cmte: Thomas Ives Mackie, School of Public Health, Rutgers University 2018
Section Nomination Cmte Chair-Elect: Jen'nan G. Read, Duke University 2018
Section Memb Cmte Chair: Corinne Reczek, The Ohio State University 2018
Student Representative: Julia Bandini, Brandeis University 2019
Section Nominations Cmte. Student Member: Lindsay M. Stevens, Rutgers University 2018
Student Representative: Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman, Morehouse School of Medicine 2018

Section Council

Richard M. Carpiano, University of California, Riverside 2018
Hui Liu, Michigan State University 2019

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