Allan V. Horwitz, Ph.D


Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

Allan V. Horwitz earned a doctoral degree in Sociology from Yale University where he was trained in psychiatric epidemiology and in deviance and social control. He came to Rutgers in 1975 as an assistant professor and is currently a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. Professor Horwitz has studied a variety of aspects of mental health and illness, including the social response to mental illness, family caretaking for dependent populations, the impact of social roles and statuses on mental health, and the social construction of mental disorders. His current work integrates biological and sociological perspectives in distinguishing between normal and dysfunctional types of depression. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in the main journals in his field. In addition, he has published several books including The Social Control of Mental Illness (Academic Press 1982; new edition Percheron Press 2002); The Logic of Social Control (Plenum Press 1990); and Creating Mental Illness (University of Chicago Press 2002). He is also the co-editor, with Teresa Scheid, of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems (Cambridge University Press 1999. Since 1980 he has been the co-director (with David Mechanic) of the NIMH funded Rutgers Postdoctoral Program in Mental Health. He has also served as Chair of the Sociology Department at Rutgers for nine years (1985-1991; 1996-1999). Professor Horwitz has also been elected Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association and of the Psychiatric Sociology Section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

EDUCATION

B.A. 1970 Dickinson College

London School of Economics
London, England (1968-69)

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude,
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Commendation

M.Phil. '73 Yale University (Sociology)
Ph.D. '75 Yale University (Sociology)

Doctoral Dissertation: "Social Networks and Pathways into Psychiatric Treatment"


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1974-75 Instructor of Sociology, Rutgers College

1975-80 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers College

1980-88 Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

1988-2003 Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

2003- Professor II of Sociology, Rutgers University


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

1980- present Co-Director (with David Mechanic), Rutgers Postdoctoral Mental Health Training Program.

2004-2005 Acting Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

1996-1999 Chair, Department of Sociology

1994-1995 Acting Director, Rutgers Center for the Study of the Organization and Financing of Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill

1985- 1991 Chair, Department of Sociology

1981-1985 Vice Chair for Graduate Studies Department of Sociology, Rutgers University


GRANTS

2001-2002 Principal Investigator, Contract with Department of Social Services, Mercer County, Evaluation of Teenage-Suicide Prevention Program. $35,000.

1999 – 2001 Principal Investigator. “The Long-Term Impacts of Foster Care for Victimized Children.” National Institute of Mental Health/Rutgers Center for the Organization and Financing of Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill. $24,138.

1995 - 1998 Principal Investigator. “Reciprocity Among the Seriously Mentally Ill and Their Families.” National Institute of Mental Health/Rutgers Center for the Organization and Financing of Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill. $55,459.

1995 – 1997. Principal Investigator. “The Social Management of Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill.” National Institute of Mental Health/Rutgers Center for the Organization and Financing of Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill. $79, 097.

1995 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $199,868.

1993- 1995 Co-Principal Investigator. "Family Caregivers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities." New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council. $41,126.

1994 Milbank Memorial Fund. $2,000.

1993- Co-Principal Investigator. "Family Caregivers of Adults with Developmental

1993- Principal Investigator. "Home Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill."

1992- Principal Investigator. "Informal Caregiving to the Seriously Mentally Ill."

1990 -1993 Principal Investigator. "The Role of Siblings in the Provision of Care to the
Seriously Mentally Ill." Milbank Memorial Fund. $28,160.

1980- Co-Director with David Mechanic, Rutgers Postdoctoral Program in Mental present Health Systems. Total funding $3,453,451.

1975-80 Study director of study of juvenile correctional institutions in New Jersey funded by LEAA.
Total funding $600,000. Jackson Toby, Principal Investigator.


TRAINING GRANTS

1980- present Co-Director (with David Mechanic), Rutgers Postdoctoral Mental Health Traing Program. Total funding $3,453,451. (Renewed 1985; 1990; 1995; 2000; 2004).


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Allan V. Horwitz, Creating Mental Illness. University of Chicago Press, 2001
(Winner Best Publication Award, Mental Health Section of American Sociological Association 2003;
Finalist, Best Publication Award, British Medical Sociology Association).


Cover for Creating Mental Illness. University of Chicago Press, 2001

Allan V. Horwitz and Teresa L. Scheid (editors). Handbook for the Study of Mental Health and Illness: Theories, Social Context, and Policy. Cambridge University Press. 1999.

Allan V. Horwitz, The Logic of Social Control. Plenum Press, 1990.

Allan V. Horwitz, The Social Control of Mental Illness. Academic Press, 1982.

The Social Control of Mental Illness (new edition) EWR Press, 2002.


EDITED JOURNALS

Guest Editor. “The Measurement of Mental Health Outcomes.” Special Issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June 2002 (forthcoming).

Guest Editor. “Toward a New Science of Society: A Retrospective Examination of The Behavior of Law.” Special Symposium in Contemporary Sociology, November 2002: 641-674.

JOURNAL ARTICLES


Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield. 2006. “Is There an Epidemic of Mental Illness?” Contexts: in press.

Allan V. Horwitz. 2005. “Media Portrayals and Health Inequalities: A Case Study of Characterizations of Gene X Environment Interactions.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences: in press.

Jerome C. Wakefield, Allan V. Horwitz, and Mark Schmitz. 2005. “Are We Overpathologizing the Socially Anxious?: Social Phobia from a Harmful Dysfunction Perspective.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 50: 317-19.

Jerome C. Wakefield, Allan V. Horwitz, and Mark Schmitz. (2005). Social disadvantage is not mental disorder: Response to Campbell-Sills and Stein. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 50, 324-326.

Rick Mayes and Allan V. Horwitz. 2005. “DSM-III and the Revolution in the Classification of Mental Illness” Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 41): in press.

Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield. 2005. “The Age of Depression.” The Public Interest 158 (Winter): 39-58.

Allan V. Horwitz, Tami Videon, Mark Schmitz, and Diane Davis. 2003. “Rethinking Twins and Environments: Possible Social Sources for Presumed Genetic Influences in Twin Research.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 44: 111-129.

Allan V. Horwitz, Tami Videon, Mark Schmitz, and Diane Davis. 2003. “Double Vision: Reply to Freese and Powell.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 44: 136-141.

Allan V. Horwitz. 2002. “Toward a New Science of Society: A Retrospective Examination of The Behavior of Law.” Contemporary Sociology 31: 641-644.


Allan V. Horwitz. 2002. “The Measurement of Mental Health Outcomes: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 43

Megan Sweeney and Allan V. Horwitz. “Infidelity, Initiation, and Divorce: Infidelity, Initiation, and the Emotional Climate of Divorce: Are There Implications for Mental Health?
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 42 September 2001: 295-310.

Allan V. Horwitz, Cathy S. Widom, Julie McLaughlin, and Helene R. White. “The Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect on Adult Mental Health: A Prospective Study.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 42 June 2001: 184-201.

Allan V. Horwitz and Jeffrey Mullis. “Individualism and Its Discontents: The Response to the Seriously Mentally Ill in Late Twentieth Century America.” Sociological Forum, 1998, 31 (2): 119-133.

Allan V. Horwitz and Helene R. White. “The Relationship of Cohabitation and Mental Health: A Study of a Young Adult Cohort.” Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1998, 60 (2): 505-514.

Allan V. Horwitz, Julie McLaughlin, and Helene R. White. “How the Negative and Positive Aspects of Partner Relationships Affect the Mental Health of Young Married People.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior June 1998, 39:124-136.

Allan V. Horwitz and Thomas Uttaro. ?Age and Mental Health Services.? Community Mental Health Journal, June 1998, 34: 275-287.

Thomas Uttaro, Firoozeh Vali, Allan V. Horwitz, and William F. Henri. “Primary Therapists’ Views of Managed Care.” Psychological Reports, 1998, 82, 459-464.

Allan V. Horwitz, Helene R. White, and Sandra Howell-White. ?Becoming Married and Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of a Cohort of Young Adults.? Journal of Marriage and the Family, November 1996, 895-907.

Allan V. Horwitz, Helene R. White, and Sandra Howell-White. ?The Use of Multiple Outcomes in Stress Research: A Case Study of Gender Differences in Responses to Marital Dissolution.? Journal of Health and Social Behavior, September 1996, 278-291.

Allan V. Horwitz, Susan Reinhard, and Sandra Howell-White. Caregiving as Reciprocal Exchange in Families with Seriously Mentally Ill Members.? Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June 1996 (37): 149-162.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Seeking and Receiving Mental Health Care." Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 1996 (9) 158-61.

Susan Reinhard and Allan V. Horwitz. "Caregiver Burden: Differentiating the Content and Consequences of Caregiving." Journal of Mariage and the Family 57, August 1995, 741-50.

Allan V. Horwitz and Susan Reinhard. "A Comparison of Caregiving Duties and Burden Between Black and White Parents and Siblings of Persons with Severe Mental Illness." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June 1995, 36, 138-150..

Allan V. Horwitz and Susan Reinhard. "Family and Social Network Supports for the Seriously Mentally Ill: Patient Perspectives." Research in Community and Mental Health, 8, 1995: 205-232.

Allan V. Horwitz and Lorraine Davies. "Are Emotional Distress and Alcohol Problems Gender-Related Outcomes to Stress?: An Exploratory Test." Social Science Quarterly, 75, 1994, 607-621.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Predictors of Adult Sibling Social Support for the Seriously Mentally Ill." Journal of Family Issues, 15, 1994, 272-289.

Susan C.Reinhard, Gayle D. Gubman, Allan V. Horwitz, and Shula Minsky. "A Burden Assessment Scale for Families of the Seriously Mentally Ill." Evaluation and Program Planning, 17 (3), 1994, 261-269.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Adult Siblings as Social Support for the Seriously Mentally Ill: A Test of the Serial Model." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 55, 1993, 623-633.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Siblings as Caregivers for the Seriously Mentally Ill." The Milbank Quarterly, 71, 1993, 323-340.

Allan V. Horwitz and Susan Reinhard. "Family Management of Labeled Mental Illness in a Deinstitutionalized Era: An Exploratory Study." Perspectives on Social Problems, 4, 1992: 111-127.

Allan V. Horwitz, Richard C. Tessler, Gene A. Fisher, and Gail M. Gamache. "The Role of Adult Siblings in Providing Social Support to the Severely Mentally Ill." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 54, 1992: 233-241.

Allan V. Horwitz and Helene R. White. "Becoming Married, Depression, and Alcohol Problems among Young Adults." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 32, 1991: 221-237.

Allan V. Horwitz and Helene R. White. "Gender Role Orientations and Styles of Pathology Among Adolescents," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 28, 1987: 158- 70.

Robert Nash Parker and Allan V. Horwitz. "Unemployment, Crime, and Imprisonment: A Panel Approach" Criminology, 24, 1986: 753-773.

Helene White, Valerie Johnson, and Allan V. Horwitz. "Adolescent Drinking and Drug-Taking: A Test of Three Sociological Theories," International Journal of the Addictions, 21, 1986, 347-366.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Economic Conditions and Social Pathology." Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 10, 1984: 95-119.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Resistance to Innovation in the Sociology of Law," Law & Society Review, 17, 1983: 369-384.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Sex Roles, Power, and Psychological Distress," Sex Roles, 8, 1982, 703-719.

Allan V. Horwitz and Michael Wasserman. "Some Misleading Conceptions About Sentencing Research in the Juvenile Court," Criminology,18, (November, 1980): 411-424.

Allan V. Horwitz and Michael Wasserman. "Formal Rationality, Substantive Justice and Discrimination in a Juvenile Court," Law and Human Behavior, 4, (1980): 103-115.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Models, Muddles, and Mental Illness," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 20, (September, 1979): 296-301.

Allan V. Horwitz and Michael Wasserman. "The Effect of Social Control on Delinquent Behavior: A Longitudinal Test," Sociological Focus, 12, (January, 1979) 53-70.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Marxist Theories of Deviance and Teleology: A Comment on Spitzer," Social Problems, 24, (February): 362-64.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Family, Kin, and Friend Networks in Psychiatric Help-Seeking," Social Science and Medicine, 12, (October, 1978): 297-304.

Allan V. Horwitz. "The Pathways into Psychiatric Treatment: Some Differences between Men and Women," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 18, (June, 1977): 169-178.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Social Networks and Pathways into Psychiatric Treatment," Social Forces, 56, (September, 1977): 86-106.


BOOK CHAPTERS


Allan V. Horwitz. 2006. “Madness.” In The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. in press.

Allan V. Horwitz. 2006. “Classical Sociological Theory, Evolutionary Theory, and Mental Health.” In Mental Health/Social Mirror, ed. Bernice Pescosolido, William Avison, and Jane McLeod. New York: Springer: in press.

Allan V. Horwitz. 2006. “Creating Mental Illness in Non-Disordered Community Populations.” In Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science, ed. Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick. Springer: in press.

Allan V. Horwitz. 2004. "Mental Health Systems." Pp. 1765-73 in Stephen G. Post (ed.), Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd edition. New York: Macmillan Reference USA

Allan V. Horwitz. 2002. “Culture, Harmful Dysfunction, and the Sociology of Mental Illness.” Pp. 267-273 in Karen Cerulo (ed.), Culture In Mind: Toward A Sociology of :Culture and Cognition. New York: Routledge.


Allan V. Horwitz. “Toward an Adequate Concept of Mental Illness.” In Karen Cerulo (ed.), Culture In Mind: Toward A Sociology of :Culture and Cognition. New York: Routledge, in press.

Julie McLaughlin, Allan V. Horwitz, and Helene R. White. 2002. “The Differential Importance of Friend, Relative and Partner Relationships for the Mental Health of Young Adults.” In Judith Levy and Bernice Pescosolido (eds) Social Networks and Health: Advances in Medical Sociology vol 8


Allan V. Horwitz. “The Social Control of Mental Disorders.” Pp. 409-412 in Encyclopedia of Deviant Behavior and Social Control: Vol. 4, Self-Destructive Behavior and Disvalued Identity. Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis, 2001.

Allan V. Horwitz. “The Medicalization of Mental Disorders.” Pp. 387-390 in Encyclopedia of Deviant Behavior and Social Control: Vol. 4, Self-Destructive Behavior and Disvalued Identity. Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis, 2001.

Allan V. Horwitz. “A Critique and Synthesis of Four Sociological Perspectives on Mental Illness.” Pp. 57-80 in Carol Aneshensel and Jo Phelan (eds.) Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. New York: Plenum 1999.

Allan V. Horwitz and Teresa L. Scheid. “Approaches to Mental Health and Illness: Conflicting Definitions and Emphases.” Pp. 1–12 in Handbook for the Study of Mental Illness. New York: Cambridge 1999.

Teresa L. Scheid and Allan V. Horwitz. “The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness.” Pp. 151-160 in Handbook for the Study of Mental Illness. New York: Cambridge 1999.

Teresa L. Scheid and Allan V. Horwitz. “Mental Health Systems and Policy.” Pp. 377-391 in Handbook for the Study of Mental Illness. New York: Cambridge 1999.

Allan V. Horwitz and Susan C. Reinhard. "Home Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illnesses." Pp. 269-292 in Daniel Fox and Carol Raphael (eds) Home-Based Care for a New Century. New York: Blackwell. 1997.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Mental Health Systems" In Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Warren T. Reich ed.). New York: MacMillan, 1995.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Diversion in the Juvenile Justice System and a Sociological Theory of Social Control." Pp. 17-34 in G. Albrecht (Ed.) Diversion and Informal Social Control. New York: Walter de Gruyer, 1995.

Helene R. White, Valerie Johnson, and Allan V. Horwitz. "Why Adolescents Use Drugs: An Application of Three Deviance Theories." Pp. 55-66 In Peter J. Venturelli (ed.) Drug Use In America: Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1994.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Help-Seeking Networks and Mental Health Services." Pp. 33-46 in David Mechanic (ed.)Improving Mental Health services: What the Social Sciences Can Tell Us. Jossey-Bass, 1988.

Allan V. Horwitz. "Toward a General Theory of Therapeutic Social Control." in Donald Black (ed.) Toward a General Theory of Social Control. Academic Press, 1984: 115-152


REPORTS


Allan V. Horwitz and Tami M. Videon. 2002. “Evaluation of the Mercer County Youth Suicide Prevention Program.”

Allan V. Horwitz and Susan C. Reinhard. 1993. "Home Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill." Memorandum Submitted to Milbank Memorial Fund.

William Smith, Allan V. Horwitz, Jackson Toby. The Contextual Effects of Juvenile Correctional Facilities: Intra-Institutional Change and Outcome in the Community. Final report to The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1981.


BOOK REVIEWS


Review Essay: Revisiting a Neglected Classic: John Lofland’s Deviance and Identity Sociological Forum, 19 (December 2004): 671-673.

Steven C. Ward, Modernizing the Mind: Psychological Knowledge and the Remaking of Society, Contemporary Sociology, 33 (October 2004): 557-58.

Sami Timini, Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Review Essay. T.R. Luhrmann Of 2 Minds: The Current Crisis in Psychiatry and James Tucker The Therapeutic Corporation. Sociological Forum, in press.

Review Essay. William Eaton, Sociology of Mental Illness (3rd ed.). Contemporary Psychology, in press.

Eric Caplan, Mind Games: American Culture and the Birth of Psychotherapy. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, in press.

George Dowdall, The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital: Policy, Stigma, and Organization. In Journal of Social History, Winter 1998: 243-44.

Andrew Scull, Charlotte MacKenzie, and Nicholas Hervey Masters of Bedlam: The Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade. In Contemporary Sociology 27 (1998), 103-05.

Arnold Linsky, Ronet Bachman, and Murray Straus. Stress, Culture, and Aggression. In Contemporary Sociology 25 (1996): 667-68.

Edward Shorter. From the Body to the Mind. In Contemporary Sociology, 23 (1994) 891-893.

James A. Holstein. Court-Ordered Insanity. In Contemporary Sociology, 23 (1994), 117-118.

Bryan Turner, Medical Power and Social Knowledge. In Contemporary Psychology 34 (1989): 567-568.

Review Essay: "The Medicalization of Deviance," Contemporary Sociology 10 (November 1981): 750-52.

Lawrence Friedman, The Legal Systems: A Social Science Perspective

William E. Nelson, The Americanization of the Common Law: The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1830.

Roberto Mageibeira Unger, Law in Modern Society: Toward a Criticism of Social Theory. All in Contemporary Sociology 6 (May, 1977): 308-10.

George J. McCall, Observing the Law: Applications of Field Methods to the Study of the Criminal Justice System. In Urban Life 8 (April, 1979): 124-26.


INVITED PLENARY and KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Media Portrayals and Health Inequalities: A Case Study of Characterizations of Gene X Environment Interactions. Conference on Health Inequalities across the Life Course Penn State University, June, 2004.

“ Discarding Depression, Discovering Distress: Distinguishing the Psychological Consequences of Stressful Social Arrangements.” Keynote Address. International Conference on Social Stress. Montreal. May 2004.

“ Creating Mental Illness in Community Populations.” Plenary Address. Philosophical Issues in the Biomedical Sciences. Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences. University of Alabama – Birmingham. May 2004.
“ The Social Construction of Ubiquitous Major Depression.” Plenary Address. Conference on Depression: What is it Good for? Society of Fellows. University of Chicago, March 2004.

“ Outcomes: A Neglected Aspect of the Stress Process.” Pleneary Address. International Conference on Social Stress. Budapest Hungary. June 1998.

" Intergenerational Family Responsibility for Persons with Serious Mental Illness." Keynote Address. International Conference on Family and Mental Health, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 1992.

" Diversion and a General Theory of Social Control." Plenary Talk. Conference on Juvenile Diversion and Informal Social Control. University of Bielefeld (Germany), November, 1991.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

“ Sociology and Genetics: Should We Be Worried About the ‘Genetic Revolution’?” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, August 2002.

“ At a Crossroads? Pain and Policy in the 1990’s – A Commentary.” Conference on The Problem of Pain in Medicine, Culture, and Public Policy. Rutgers University June 2002.

“ The Implications of Expanding Diagnostic Categories of Mental Illness for Psychiatric Research.” Grand Rounds, UMDNJ Dept. of Psychiatry, Camden, May 2002.

“ The Impact of Parental Divorce, Parental Conflict, and Parent-Child Relationships on Distress: A Prospective Study.” International Conference on Social Stress, Portsmouth, N.H. April 2002.

“ Possible Social Sources for Presumed Genetic Differences in Depression and Alcohol Use: A Study of Adolescent MZ and DZ twins.” Columbia University March 2001. PET program and International Conference on Stress, Portsmouth, N.H. September 2001.

“Depression and Alcohol Problems as Gender-Related Outcome Variables.” Invited Address. Department of Mental Hygiene. Johns Hopkins University, September 1998.

Organizer and Discussant. Roundtable on “Mental Health Services.” American Sociological Association. San Francisco, August, 1998.

Organizer and Presider. Panel on “New Directions in the Sociology of Mental Health.” American Sociological Association.” San Francisco, August, 1998.

“The Sociological Measurement of Mental Health and Illness.” Society for the Study of Social Problems. San Francisco, August 1998.

“Outcomes: A Neglected Aspect of the Stress Process.” Plenary Address. International Conference on Social Stress. Budapest Hungary. June 1998.

“How the Negative and Positive Aspects of Partner Relationships Affect the Mental Health of Young Married People.” American Sociological Association, New York, August 1997, with Julie McLaughlin and Helene White.

“Reciprocity, Family Burden, and Serious Mental Illness.” Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Mental Hygiene, October 1997.

“New Developments in Research on Families with Seriously Mentally Ill Members.” NIMH Centers Meeting, New Brunswick, N.J., March 1996.

“Managed Care and the Mentally Ill: The Ability to Access Services.” American Public Health Association, San Diego, October 1995. With Anita Franzione and eight others.

Grand Rounds on “The Relationship between Family and Professional Mental Health Services.” South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island, N.Y. October 18, 1995.

“The Impact of the Closing of Marlboro State Hospital on the Quality of Life of the Seriously Mentally Ill.” Panel Discussion, Marlboro State Hospital. October 15, 1995.

“Siblings and the Care of Persons with Serious Mental Illness.” Concerned Citizens Parents Association. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. October 2, 1995.

"Depression and Alcohol Problems as Gender Equivalent Responses to Stressful Life Events.” American Sociological Association. Washington D.C. August 1995 (with Helene White and Sandra Howell-White).

"Individualism and Its Discontents." Plenary Talk. American Sociological Association, Washington D.C. August 1995 (with Linda Richmond).

"The Effect of Marriage on Alcohol Problems and Depression." Society for the Study of Social Problems. Washington, D.C. August 1995 (with Helene White).

"Culture, Reciprocity, and Family Burden." NIMH Centers Meeting. Chapel Hill, N.C., March, 1995.

"Family Caregivers of Adults With Developmental Disabilities: Assessment of Burden and Support." New Jersey State Council on Developmental Disabilities, New Brunswick, NJ, March, 1995.

"Gender Effects on Drug Use." American Society of Criminology. Miami, November 1994.

"Family and Social Network Supports for the Seriously Mentally Ill." American Sociological Association.
Los Angeles, August 1994.

"Policy Issues in Home Care for the Seriously Mentally Ill." Society for the Study of Social Problems, Miami, August, 1993.

"Gender Roles as Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Use." Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, 1993 (with Rebecca Huselid and Helene White).

"Sisters and Brothers: A Neglected Resource in Social Support for the Seriously Mentally Ill." Tielines, Winter 1993, 5-6.

"Intergenerational Family Responsibility for Persons with Serious Mental Illness." Keynote address at International Conference on Family and Mental Health, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 1992. Also presented at New York State Office of Mental Health Research Conference, Albany, N.Y. December, 1992.

"How Does Marriage Affect Mental Health?" Depression Briefing, 3, November 1992, 229-231 (with Helene R. White).

"Order Without Law: A Critique of Robert Ellickson's Theory of Norms." American Sociological Association, August 1992.

"Sibling Participation in Social Support for the Seriously Mentally Ill." Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1992.

"Diversion and a General Theory of Social Control." Plenary Address to Conference on Juvenile Diversion and Informal Social Control. University of Bielefeld (Germany), November, 1991.

"The Functional Equivalence of Depression and Alcohol Problems: An Exploratory Test." Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1991 (with Lorraine Davies).

"The Role of Siblings in Providing Social Support to the Mentally Ill." American Sociological Association, August 1991 (with Richard Tessler and Gene Fisher).

"Family Responses to Chronic Mental Illness." Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1990 (with Susan Reinhard).

"Conflict Resolution Processes among Families with Severely Mentally Ill Members." American Sociological Association, August 1990 (with Susan Reinhard).

"Undergraduate Education in the Research-Oriented Graduate University." American Sociological Association, Washington D.C. August 1990.

"Family Response to Severe Mental Illness," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Washington D.C., August 1990 (with Susan Reinhard).

"Teaching The Sociology of Mental Illness," American Sociological Association, August, 1987

"Unemployment, Crime, and Imprisonment: A Panel Approach," American Sociological Association, August 1984 (with Robert Nash Parker).

"Adolescent Drinking and Drug Taking: A Test of Three Sociological Theories," Society for the Study of Social Problems, September, 1982 (with Helene White and Valerie Johnson).

"Social Morphology and the Response to Mental Illness," American Sociological Association, August, 1980.

"The Concept off Mental Illness," Society for the Study of Social Problems, August, 1979.

"A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis of the Labeling Perspective," American Society of Criminology, November, 1977.

"Social Organization and Mental Disorder: A Jamaican Case Study," American Sociological Association, August, 1973.


EDITORIAL BOARDS

2001 - present  Editorial Board Contemporary Sociology

1993 - 2000  Editorial Board, Social Problems

1982-1985; 1998 – present  Associate Editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior

1996 – present  Associate Editor, Journal of Gender, Culture, and Health


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Chair, Mental Health Section, American Sociological Association, 2000-2001.

Chair-Elect, Mental Health Section, American Sociological Association, 1999-2000

Nominations Committee Member, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association 1994-1996.

Organizer and Discussant, Section on Issues in Social Control and Mental Illness, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Washington D.C., August 1995.

Distinguished Publication Award Committee. Law and Society Section, American Sociological Association, 1994.

Chair, Dissertation Award Committee. Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association. 1993 - .

Distinguished Publication Award Committee. Alcohol and Drug Section, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1994.

Discussant. Mental Health Section. American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, 1994.

Chair, Psychiatric Sociology Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1991-1993.

NIMH Site Visitor, Program on Clinically Relevant Anthropology, Harvard University, October 1992.

Organizer and Presider, Session on Social Control, American Sociological Association, August 1992.

Presider, Session on Family Burden, Social Support, and Mental Illness, American Sociological Association, August 1991

Discussant, Session on Care for the Mentally Ill: Support, Stigma, and Treatment, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1991

Discussant, Section on Community Response to the Mental Ill, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1988

Discussant, Plenary Session on Social Support, American Sociological Association, August, 1986

Discussant, Session on Family Response to Mental Illness, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August, 1986

Organizer, Section on Stress, Coping, and Social Support, American Sociological Association, August 1984.

Organizer and Discussant, Section on Technological Innovation and Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, September, 1982.

Organizer and Discussant, Section on the Economy and Mental Illness, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August, 1981.

Organizer and Discussant, Section on Social Psychiatric Theory, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August, 1980.

Discussant, Section on Social Networks and Psychiatric Treatment, American Sociological Association, August, 1980.


REVIEWER FOR

American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
JAMA
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
New England Journal of Medicine
Social Problems
Social Science and Medicine
Social Forces
Sociological Focus
Sociological Forum
Social Science Quarterly
Journal of Marriage and Family
National Science Foundation

External Reviewer
Harvard University Department of Anthropology, National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Program on Clinically Relevant Anthropology, October 1992.
University of Miami, Department of Sociology, October 2002.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Born

August 22, 1948; Minneapolis, Minnesota


Addresses

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