William C. Cockerham
Distinguished Professor and Chair
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Post-Graduate, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1990.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, California, interdisciplinary program in sociology, psychology and education with a specialization in social psychology, 1971.
M.J. University of California, Berkeley, California, journalism, 1968.
B.A. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, history, 1962.
Chair, Career and Employment Committee, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2011-13.
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.
Research and Teaching Interests: Medical Sociology, Transnational Studies of Health, and Health Lifestyles
Graduate Courses Taught: Medical Sociology, Global Health, Contemporary Sociological Theory
"International Law and Chronic Disease," London Conference on Law and Global Health, University College London Faculty of Laws, London, England, July. (with G. Cockerham)
"Gender and Changing Patterns of Mental Health, " Distinguished Speakers Panel, International Sociological Forum, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August. (with C. Betcher and P. Gibson)
"Exploring Pathways to Equity in Health Reform: A Case Study of Ukraine." Canadian Society for the Society of Health, Ottawa, Canada, September. (with S. Rouhani, B. Hamby, and O. Hankivsky)
Cockerham, William C. Forthcoming. "21st Century Theory in Medical sociology." Social Theory and Health.
Cockerham, Geoffrey B. and William C. Cockerham. In Press. "International Law and Chronic Disease," In Michael Freeman and Sarah Hawkes (eds.), Current Legal Issues: Law and Global Health. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Cockerham, William C. In Press. Sociology of Mental Disorder, 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.
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.
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.
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)