Health, Population and the Life Course

Health, Population and the Life Course

  • Bliss, Catherine

    Catherine BlissAssociate Professor
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    Davison Hall

    Catherine Bliss is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. She teaches courses in the sociology of health and illness, and science and technology. She is the author of Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice and Social by Nature: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics

     

  • Bzostek, Sharon

    BzostekAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 135

    Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests focus on recent changes in family demography and their consequences for child and family well-being, childhood and family inequality, and social disparities in health and health care.

       

  • Kempner, Joanna

    kempner 2018Associate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 134

    Joanna Kempner, associate professor of sociology, works at the intersection of medicine, science, gender, and the body. Kempner investigates the production of knowledge and ignorance as cultural work, inscribed with and shaped by tacit assumptions about social relations across gender, race, and class. Her award-winning book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health (Chicago 2014), examines the social values embedded in the way we talk about, understand, and make policies for people in pain. She is currently writing a book about citizen scientists who use psychedelic medicine to treat pain. She teaches courses on social problems, health and illness, and the sociology of the body.

  • Lee, Catherine

    lee smallAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 141
    Office Phone: 848-932-7807

    Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research and teaching areas include race and ethnicity, gender, politics, immigration, law and society, and science and medicine. She is the author of Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration and co-editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History.

  • Lei, Lei

    Lei LeiAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 039

     

    Assistant Professor of sociology. Her broad research and teaching interests include health, family, demography, and urban sociology. She has studied the impact of neighborhood environments on the health and well-being of children and adults. Her current research focuses on how male-absence due to out-migration influences the health of left-behind wives and children, as well as the determinants and consequences of young adults’ coresidence with parents. 

  • Litt, Jacquelyn

    Jackie LittProfessor
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    Dean, Douglass Residential College, 125 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Professor of Sociology

    Jacquelyn Litt is Dean of Douglass Residential College and Campus, as well as Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her primary research has been on motherhood, carework, and inequality.  She has also done extensive work as an administrator to support women and enhance the number of women pursuing STEM research in American higher education.

       

  • MacKendrick, Norah

    mackendrickAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall,  Room107

    Associate Professor of Sociology, studies and teaches in the areas of environmental health, gender, science & technology studies, and medical sociology.  Author of Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics (University of California Press, 2018).

  • Phillips, Julie

    Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 101C

    Professor and Chair of Sociology, specializing in demography and its intersection with health outcomes and different forms of lethal violence. Her current research examines the sharp increase in suicide in the United States and how and why suicide risk varies over the life course and across birth cohorts.  Professor Phillips teaches courses in population studies, health, research methods, statistics, and criminology.    

  • Springer, Kristen W.

    Fac Springer KristenAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 040

    Associate Professor of Sociology, conducts research on gender, health, families, and aging. She is currently engaged in three broad research projects: 1) the gendered health effect of marital income across the life course, 2) the influence of masculinity ideals on men’s healthcare seeking behaviors, and 3) the interactive influence of biology and social environment for understanding gendered health. Professor Springer teaches advanced research methods, sociology of the family, and classes on incorporating biology and the social environment.