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Valerie Leiter

Valerie Leiter
Title
Director, Public Health Program; Professor of Sociology, Public Health, and MPP
Phone
617-521-2217
Office
C-205H
Email

Professor Leiter teaches courses on medical sociology, research methods, sociology of childhood and youth, and disability. She received the Irving K. Zola award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies in 2004 for her work on "Parental Activism, Professional Dominance, and Early Childhood Disability." Her first book, Their Time Has Come: Youth with Disabilities on the Cusp of Adulthood, is due out next March. The Sociology of Health & Illness: Critical Perspectives (9th edition), co-edited with Peter Conrad, will also be released next March.

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Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for Disability Studies
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems

Awards & Honors

  • Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies, Society for Disability

Education