120x120-bruceDr. Bruce Link is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California Riverside and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. Dr. Link received his Ph.D. in Sociology (1980) and a Masters in Biostatistics (1982) from Columbia University. He received the Leonard Pearlin Award for career achievement from the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association in 2002. In 2007 he received the Leo G. Reeder Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and the Rema Lapouse Award from the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association. He was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Link’s interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology as they bear on policy issues. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. With Jo Phelan, he has advanced the theory of social conditions as fundamental causes of disease. Currently he is conducting research on the life course origins of health inequalities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for the life chances of people who are subject to stigma, and on evaluating intervention efforts aimed at reducing mental illness stigma in children attending middle school.
Link, B. G., & Phelan, J. C. (2001). Conceptualizing stigma. Annual review of Sociology, 363-385.
Hatzenbuehler, M. L., Phelan, J. C., & Link, B. G. (2013). Stigma as a fundamental cause of population health inequalities. American Journal of Public Health, 103(5), 813-821.
Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Link, B. G. (2014). Introduction to the special issue on structural stigma and health. Social Science & Medicine, (103), 1-6.
Link, B.G. ,Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Phelan, J. C. (In Press). Stigma as an unrecognized determinant of population health: Research and policy implications. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and the Law.



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