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In October 2013, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected two sociologists—Paul D. Cleary and Alberto Palloni—among its newly elected 388 fellows. The new AAAS Fellows will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum on February 15, 2014, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. These individuals will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments. The new sociologist AAAS Fellows are in the Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences. The sociologist Fellows are:
Paul D. Cleary is the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and Professor of Sociology at Yale University. He is also the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). His research includes developing better methods for using patient reports about their care and health status to evaluate the quality of medical care and studying the relationships between clinician and organizational characteristics and the quality of medical care.
Alberto Palloni is the Samuel Preston Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In recent research, Palloni conducted the first study to consider selection mechanisms arising from early childhood experience as a source of socioeconomic differentials in health and mortality in developed countries. He is also reconstructing adult mortality patterns for Latin American countries from 1850 onwards.