William Cockerham, Ph.D.

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William C. Cockerham
Distinguished Professor and Chair
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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. Medical Sociology, 13th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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.

Cockerham, William C. In Press. "The Emerging Crisis in American Female Longevity." Social Currents 1(3): forthcoming.

Cockerham, Geoffrey B. and William C. Cockerham.  2014. "International Law and Global Health," 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] (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)