American Sociological Association

Mental Health

The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Mental Health is to provide an integrative supportive framework for research on social factors in mental health. The Mental Health Section considers issues ranging from serious mental disorders to subjective indicators of quality of life. The focus is on research and theory pertaining to social processes and mental health functioning.

Section Officers & Council


Section Memb Cmte Chair: Stephanie W. Hartwell, University of Mass-Boston 2017
Section Award Committee Chair: Melissa A. Milkie, University of Toronto 2018
Chair-Elect: Scott Schieman, University of Toronto 2017
Section Publications Committee Chair: C. Andre Christie-Mizell, Vanderbilt University 2017
Section Webmaster: Richard Edward Adams, Kent State University 2025
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University 2017
Past Chair: Robin W. Simon, Wake Forest University 2017
Chair: Kristi L. Williams, The Ohio State University 2017
Section Nominations Cmte Chair-Elect: Christina Falci, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2017
Student Representative: William R McConnell, Indiana University - Bloomington 2018

Section Council

Robyn Lewis Brown, University of Kentucky 2017

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