Jo Phelan

Jo Phelan

Jo Phelan

Professor
Sociomedical Sciences

Office/Address:

722 W. 168th Street, 9th floor
New York NY 10032
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Biography

Dr. Jo Phelan's research interests include social stigma, conceptions of mental illness, the impact of the "genetics revolution" on the stigma of mental illness, attitudes and beliefs relating to social inequality and its legitimation, as well as social inequalities in health and mortality.

Topics

Education

PhD, 1991, The State University of New York
MA, 1983, The State University of New York
MA, 1980, The State University of New York
BA, 1975, University of California

Editorial Boards

Editorial Board, Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Honors & Awards

RWJ Health Policy Investigator Award, 1996

Select Publications

Aneshensel CS, and Phelan JC, editors Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health Kluwer Academic/Plenum. New York 1999
Phelan JC, Link BG, Diez-Roux A, Kawachi I, Levin B Fundamental causes of social inequality in mortality: a test of the theory Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45 265-285 2004
Phelan JC, Link BG Fear of people with mental illnesses: the role of personal and impersonal contact and exposure to threat or harm Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45 68-80. 2004
Phelan JC, Cruz-Rojas R, Reiff M Genes and stigma: the connection between perceived genetic etiology and attitudes and beliefs about mental illness Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills 6 159-85 2002
Link BG, Phelan JC Conceptualizing stigma Annual Review of Sociology 27 363-85 2001
Phelan JC, Link BG, Stueve A, Pescosolido BA Public conceptions of mental illness in 1950 and 1996: what is mental illness and is it to be feared? Journal of Health and Social Behavior 41 188-207 2000
Phelan JC, and Link BG Who are 'the homeless'?: reconsidering the stability and composition of the homeless population American Journal of Public Health 89 1334-1338 1999
Phelan JC, Link BG, Stueve A, Moore RE The stigma of homelessness: the impact of the label 'homeless' on attitudes toward a poor person Social Psychology Quarterly 60 323-37 1997
Phelan JC, Link BG, Stueve A, Moore RE Education, social liberalism and economic conservatism: the case of attitudes toward homeless people American Sociological Review 60 126-140 1995
Link BG, Phelan JC Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease Journal of Health and Social Behavior extra issue 80-94 1995

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