American Sociological Association

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Mission  Statement

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.

EditorsRichard Carpiano, University of California-Riverside, and Brian C. Kelly, Purdue University
ISSN: 0022-1465
Quarterly: March, June, September, December 

Selected Journal Articles

Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net Sara Rubin, Nancy Burke, Meredith Van Natta, Irene Yen, and Janet K. Shim., December 2018
Childhood Family Instability and Young Adult Health Lauren Gaydosh and Kathleen Mullan Harris, September 2018
Does Medical Expansion Improve Population Health? Hui Zheng and Linda K. George, March 2018
The Stratified Legitimacy of Abortions Katrina Kimport, Tracy A. Weitz, and Lori Freedman, December 2016

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