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Section on Mental Health
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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 2014-2015

Chair: Jason Schnittker, University of Pennsylvania
Chair-Elect: Robin W. Simon, Wake Forest University
Past Chair: Virginia Aldige Hiday, North Carolina State University
Secretary/Treasurer: Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University 2017

Section Council

Ellen M. Granberg, Clemson University 2015
Alex Bierman, University of Calgary
Student Representative: Matthew K. Grace, Indiana University 2016

Section Committee Chairs

Section Journal Editor: William R. Avison, Western University 2014
Section Award Committee Chair: Bruce G. Link, Columbia University 2016
Section Nominations Committee Chair: Karen T. Van Gundy, University of New Hampshire 2015
Section Nominations Committee Chair-Elect: William R. Avison, Western University 2015
Section Publications Committee Chair: Janet Hankin, Wayne State University 2015
Awards Committee Chair: Bruce Link, 2016
Section Membership Committee Chair: Sigrun Olafsdottir, Boston University 2015

Section Journal Editor: Elaine Wethington, Cornell University
Newsletter Editor: Richard E. Adams, Kent State University (