Research Committees

RC15 Sociology of Health


Research into the sociology of health and illness is the primary objective of RC 15. It supports individual scholars, institutions, and associations that are concerned with such research. It promotes information exchange and scientific meetings at regional, national, and international levels. It encourages the generation of sociological knowledge that enables health professional administrators, officials, and planners to improve the delivery of health services in the domains of prevention, management, cure, and rehabilitation. It also stimulates the thinking of health scholars in search of the most vital concepts and analytical frameworks for understanding health and illness in society.

Board 2014-2018

President Amélie QUESNEL-VALLEE, McGill University, Canada,
Vice-President Guido GIARELLI, University Magna Graecia, Italy
Secretary/Treasurer Stephanie SHORT, University of Sydney, Australia,
Newsletter Editor Guido GIARELLI, University Magna Graecia, Italy,
Past president Jonathan GABE, Royal Holloway University London, United Kingdom
Board members at large Masahira ANESAKI, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Alex ASAKITIKPI, Monash University, South Africa (till December 2022)
Michael CALNAN, Kent University, United Kingdom (till December 2022)
Miwako HOSODA, Seisa University, Japan (till December 2022)
Jennie Jacobs KRONENFELD, Arizona State University, USA
Ellen KUHLMANN, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mike SAKS, University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom (till December 2022)


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