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Bruce G. Link

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry)

Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health

Dr. Bruce Link is a research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, in addition to his responsibilities at the Mailman School. Dr. Link's interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination.
Currently he is conducting research aimed at understanding health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for people with mental illnesses, and the connection between mental illnesses and violent behaviors. He is the director of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, the director of the Center for Violence Research and Prevention and a director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at Columbia University.
Education & Training:

    MS, 1982, Columbia University

    PhD, 1980, Columbia Univeristy

    BA, 1971, Earlham College


Mailman School Affiliations:

Additional Affiliations:

  • Member, Insitute of Medicine
  • American Public health Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • National Adivsory Committee RWJ Health Policy Investigators
Honors and Awards:
  • RWJ Health Policy Investigator Award 1996
  • Pearlin Career Award in the Sociology of Mental Health 2002
  • Institute of Medicine 2002
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • Social Psychology Quarterly
    • Health
    • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills
New York City
    Community Outcomes of Assisted Outpatient Treatment
    New York State's "Kendra's Law" is a provision that court orders individuals with severe mental illness to outpatient psychiatric treatment. This research project examines the long term outcomes of people from the Bronx and Queens who are assigned to this program.


Contact Information


722 West 168th Street, Room 1609

New York, NY 10032