American Sociological Association

Medical Sociology

The purpose of the Section on Medical Sociology is to foster the development of sociology in the field of health through the organized interchange of ideas, teaching experiences, research programs, and results. The Section on Medical Sociology examines the phenomena of health and illness, the social organization of health care delivery, and differential access to medical resources.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Deborah Carr, Boston University 2020
Chair-Elect: Andrew S. London, Syracuse University 2020
Past Chair: Brea Louise Perry, Indiana University 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Miranda R. Waggoner, Florida State University 2021
Section Publications Committee Chair: Margot Jackson, Brown University 2021
Section Nominations Committee Chair: Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University 2020
Section Nominations Cmte Chair-Elect: Kimberly R. Huyser, University of New Mexico 2020
Section Nominations Committee Member: Patricia Ann Homan, Florida State University 2020
Section Nominations Committee Member: Megan M. Reynolds, University of Utah 2020
Section Nominations Cmte. Student Member: Jessica West, Duke University 2020
Section Career & Employment Cmte Chair: Theresa Morris, Texas A&M University 2021
Section Teaching Cmte Chair: Mieke Beth Thomeer, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2021
Section Health Policy & Research Cmte: Shannon M. Monnat, Syracuse University 2020
Section Memb Cmte Chair: Robyn Lewis Brown, University of Kentucky 2020
Student Representative: Aalap Bommaraju, University of Cincinnati 2020
Student Representative: Alexandra E. Brewer, University of Chicago 2021

Section Council

Patricia P. Rieker, Boston University 2020
Hedwig Lee, Washington University St. Louis 2021

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