Journal of Health and Social Behavior


Editor: Gilbert Gee, University of California-Los Angeles
ISSN: 0022-1465
Quarterly: March, June, September, December

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The Journal of Health and Social Behavior is a medical sociology journal that publishes empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that are grounded in important theoretical issues in medical sociology or the sociology of mental health and that advance our theoretical understanding of the processes by which social factors and human health are interrelated.

Featured Articles

Behavioral Functioning among Mexican-origin Children: Does Parental Legal Status Matter? Nancy S. Landale, Jessica Halliday Hardie, R. S. Oropesa, and Marianne M. Hillemeier (March 2015)

Gender, Job Authority, and Depression Tetyana Pudrovska and Amelia Karraker (December 2014)

Stress Proliferation across Generations? Examining the Relationship between Parental Incarceration and Childhood Health Kristin Turney (September 2014)   

Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction Tim Wadsworth and Philip M. Pendergast (June 2014)

Race, Gender, and Chains of Disadvantage: Childhood Adversity, Social Relationships, and Health Debra Umberson, Kristi Williams, Patricia A. Thomas, Hui Liu, and Mieke Beth Thomeer (March 2014)

Social Ties and Adolescent Sleep Disruption David J. Maume (December 2013)

Educational Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence among Middle-aged Americans Rachel Margolis (September 2013).

Explaining the Widening Education Gap in Mortality among U.S. White Women Jennifer Karas Montez and Anna Zajacova (June 2013).

Same-Sex Cohabitors and Health: The Role of Race-Ethnicity, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status Hui Liu, Corinne Reczek, and Dustin Brown (March 2013).