William Cockerham, Ph.D.

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William C. Cockerham
Distinguished Professor and Chair
wcocker@uab.edu | 205-934-8677| HHB 460H

Post-Graduate, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary program in sociology, psychology and education with a specialization in social psychology, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1971.
M.J. Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1968.
B.A. History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1962.

Other Positions:
Editoral Board, Society and Mental Health, 2014-16.
Southern Sociological Society 2014 Annual Meeting Plannning Committee.
Associate Editor, Social Currents, 2013-present.
Chair, Career and Employment Committee, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association,
Editoral Board, American Sociological Review, 2008-11.
President, Research Committee on Health Sociology, International Sociological Association, 2006-10.
Editor-in-Chief, The Wiley-Blackwell Encylopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK).

Research and Teaching Interests:
Medical Sociology, Transnational Studies of Health, and Health Lifestyles

Graduate Courses Taught: Medical Sociology, Global Health, Contemporary Sociological Theory

Recent Publications:
Cockerham, William C. In Press. "Max Weber: Formal Rationality and the Modern Hospital." In Fran Collyer (ed.), Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness, and Medicine. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Farrell, Colin, John Bolland, and William C. Cockerham. In Press. "The Role of Social Support and Social Context on the Incidence of Attempted Suicide among Adolescents Living in Extremely Improvished Communities." Journal of Adolescent Health.

Cockerham, William C. 2015. Medical Sociology, 13th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Cockerham, William C. 2014. "The Emerging Crisis in American Female Longevity." Social Currents 1(3): 220-27.

Cockerham, Geoffrey B. and William C. Cockerham.  2014. "International Law and Chronic Disease," Pp. 492-509 in Michael Freeman and Sarah Hawkes (eds.), Current Legal Issues:  Law and Global Health. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Cockerham, William C. 2014. Sociology of Mental Disorder, 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Cockerham, William C. 2013. "The Sociology of Health in the United States: Recent Theoretical Contributions." Special Issue of Ciencia e Saude Coletiva [Science and Public Health] 19:1031-39. (Brazil).

Cockerham, William C. 2013. "Sociological Theory in Medical Sociology in the Early Twenty-First Century." Social Theory and Health 11:241-55, (Ten Year Anniversary Issue).

Cockerham, William C. (ed.). 2013. Health Sociology on the Move:  New Directions in Theory. Dordrecht: Springer

Cockerham, William C. 2013.  Social Causes of Health and Disease, 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Cockerham, William C. 2012. "The Intersection of Health and Gender in a Transitional State:  The Case of Russia."  Sociology of Health and Illness, 34:943-57.

Cockerham, William C. and Geoffrey B. Cockerham.  2012. "Globalization and the Transformation of Health and Disease."  Pp. 385-401 in Arnaud Sales (ed.), Sociology Today: Social Transformations in a Globalizing World. London: Sage

Cockerham, William C. 2012. Medical Sociology, 12th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Cockerham, William C. 2012. "Current Directions in Medical Sociology." Pp. 385-401 in George Ritzer (ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cockerham, William C. 2011. “The Sociology of Health in a Globalized World.”  Special Issue of Politica y Sociedad (Politics and Society) 48:69-82. (Spain) 

Cockerham, William C. (ed.). 2010. The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology. Oxford, UK:  Wiley-Blackwell.

Cockerham, Geoffrey B. and William C. Cockerham. 2010. Health and Globalization. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Cockerham, William C. 2010. Sociology of Mental Disorder, 8th edition. Upper Saddle River,  NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Grants Funded:

Co-Leader, Social Determinants of Health Measurement Core, Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research, funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), 2012-2017 (Mona Fouad, Lead Project Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham). ($13.5 million)

Exploring Systemic and Structural Pathways to Equity in Health Reform: A Case Study of Ukraine, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012 (with Olena Hankivsky, Simon Fraser University, Canada). ($40,000)

Sozialer Status und Gesundheit bei alten Meuschen [Social Status and the Health of the Aged], funded by Stiftung Deutsch - Amerikanisches Akademisches Konzil [German - American Academic Council Foundation], Bonn, Germany, 2000 (with Olaf von dem Knesebeck, University of Düsseldorf, Germany).  ($25,000)

Anniston Project, funded by the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, 1999-2000 (with Günther Lüschen, University of Alabama at Birmingham).  ($756,400)

University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Health Promotion and Prevention ("Theme:  Bridging the Gap Between Public Health Science and Practice in Risk Reduction Across the Lifespan Among African Americans"), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993-2004. (with James Raczynski, University of Alabama at Birmingham).  ($4 million)