Experts for Press Interviews

Health

Professor Deborah Carr studies the ways that Americans prepare for their end-of-life health care needs. She has published work on preferences for end-of-life care interventions, and the preparations that older adults and their families make to prepare for health care at the end of life.
Title: Professor and Chair, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Joanna Kempner studies the politics of science and medicine. She has particular expertise in three areas: 1) how political controversies shape and sometimes suppress scientific knowledge, 2) how cultural shapes how we think about and treat health and illness and 3) the ways in which men and women receive different sorts of treatment from our health system.  She has written editorials and provided media interviews on a number of topics, including the political suppression of science and the ethics of pharmaceutical advertising.
Title: Assistant Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor David Mechanic has written or edited more than 25 books and approximately 400 research articles, chapters and other publications in medical sociology, health policy, health services research, and the social and behavioral sciences.  He is especially expert on health care reform.
Title: René Dubos University Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Kristen W. Springer studies family dynamics and their affect on physical and mental health.  She has particular expertise in three areas: 1) how childhood abuse continues to harm health long into adulthood, 2) how marital dynamics and income inequality in marriage affect health, and 3) how family structure (i.e. single mother) and family processes (i.e. parental employment) shape child health.  She has written editorials and provided interviews for newspapers on broad issues related to family dynamics and health.
Title: Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Kristen W. Springer studies gender norms and health outcomes including how stereotypes of masculinity can harm men's health and how wives' earnings in marriage can threaten men's health.  She has been interviewed by national and international news including The New York Times, MSNBC, and Los Angeles Times on broad issues related to sex, gender, and health.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University
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