Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences
Health: Science, Society, and Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Sociology of health and illness. Deviance. Field methods. Medicalization of Society. Public Discourse concerning the new genetics. Sociology of ADHD.
Teaches in medical sociology & qualitative research. Chair of "Health: Science, Society & Policy" (HSSP) program. Most recent book, The Medicalization of Society (2007), on origins & consequences of the growth of medical jurisdiction over human problems. New research projects on globalization of ADHD and illness on the Internet..
Boston University, Ph.D.
Northeastern University, M.A.
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Lee Founder's Award (from Society for Study of Social Problems, for lifetime contributions) (2007)
Leo G. Reeder Award for "outstanding contributions to medical sociology," Medical Sociology Section, ASA (2003)
Fulbright Fellowship (1996 - 1997)
President, Society for the Study of Social Problems (1995 - 1996)
Chair, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociology Association (1988 - 1989)
National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (1986)
Chas. Horton Cooley award for an outstanding recent contribution to the field of symbolic interaction (1981)
Honorable Mention, Social Issues Dissertation Award, Sociology for Psychological Study of Social Issues (1976)
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|HSSP||110a||Integrative Seminar on Health|
|SOC||176a||Nature, Nurture, and Public Policy|
|SOC||191a||Health, Community, and Society|
|SOC||194a||Sociology of Mental Health and Illness|
|SOC||196a||The Medicalization of Society|
|SOC||208a||Social Problems Theory and Research|
|SOC||217a||Problems and Issues in the Sociology of Health and Illness|