In this interview Jennifer Platt (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex) shares how her interest in working with data on the social world led her to sociology. She also discusses some of her research on the history of sociology, its institutions and boundaries.
This is part of a series of interviews with the 22 members of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The interviews can be found at the ISA website.
Dr. Turner's current research study on Health Disparities and the Stress Hypothesis is funded by the National Institute on Aging and OBSSR. The study approaches health disparities from a lifespan perspective in an effort to understand potentially modifiable social factors implicated in racial and socioeconomic status health disparities.
Dr. Turner has earned numerous awards and honors during his career including the 2009 Distinguished Research Professor Award while the Marie E. Cowart Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology at Florida State University. A past Chair of the Medical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, he has been honored with the Leo G. Reader Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Medical Sociology in 2002 and the Lifetime Scholarly Contribution in Mental Health Award from the American Sociological Association in 1998.
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