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Contributors to the Fifth Edition
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Margarita Algeria, Ph.D., is a Professor of Health Services Research and the Director of the Center for Sociomedical Research and Evaluation in the School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico.

Michael Bury, B.A. M.Sc., is a Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Social and Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Susan E. Bell, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College.

Chloe E. Bird, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Community Health in the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Brown University.

Charles L. Bosk, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Samuel W. Bloom, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Community Medicine in the Department of Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at the Graduate Center at eh City University of New York.

Phil Brown, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Brown University.

Lawton R. Burns, Ph.D., MBA, is the James Joo-Jim Kim Professor and a Professor of Health Care Systems, as well as Director of the Wharton Center for Health Management and Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

William C. Cockerham, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology, Medicine, and Public Health, and the Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Peter Conrad, Ph.D., is the Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.

Carroll Estes, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Social and Befanioral Science and the Director of the Institute of Health and Aging at the Unviersity of California at San Francisco.

Allen M. Fremont, M.D., Ph.D., is a Fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine in Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Eugene B. Gallagher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Science and the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky.

Michael S. Goldstein, Ph.D., is a Professor of Public Health and Sociology in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Byron Good, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Ph.D., is a Professor of Social Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Bradford H. Gray, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director in the Division of Health and Science Policy at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Frederic Hafferty, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.

James S. House, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research.

Debra Lerner, M.S., Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Health Institute and the Division of Clinical Care Research in the Department of Medicine at the New England Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Donald W. Light, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Sociology at Rutgers University.

Bruce G. Link, Ph.D., is a Professor of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Karen W. Linkins, Ph.D., is a Research Specialist in the Institute for Health and Aging in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco.

John Mirowsky, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University.

James O'Leary, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association.

Bernice A. Pescosolido, Ph.D., is the Chancellors' Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University.

Jo C. Phelan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

John R. Reynolds, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Florida State University.

Patricia P. Rieker, Ph.D., is an Professor of Sociology at Simmons College and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Stephanie Robert, M.S.W., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Work and is affiliated with the Institute on Aging and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Catherine E. Ross, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University.

Carolyn Schwartz, Sc.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Behavioral Science Program at Frontier Science.

Susan F. Sharp, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma.

Robin Simon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa.

Chris Smaje, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guilford, United Kingdom.

Thomas J. Stewart, Ph.D., is an Assiciate Professor in the Department fo Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University.

Terry Stratton, Ph.D., teaches in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kentucky.

S. Leonard Syme, Ph.D., is a Professor of Epidemiology (Emeritus) in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley,

Stefan Timmermans, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.

Debra Umberson, MSW, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Steven Wallace, Ph.D., is in the Department of Community Health at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Howard Waitzkin, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Medicine, as well as the Director in the Division of Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico.

Douglas R. Wholey, MBA, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Division of Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Kristi Williams, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin.

Irene H. Yen, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Epidemiologist in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California at San Francisco.



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