Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

Linda H. Aiken is Trustee Professor of Nursing and professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Among her interests are the organizational determinants of differential in-hospital mortality, the evaluation of AIDS service and prevention programs, health care reform, and the health professions.

Boris M. Astrachan is professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a member of the IBM Mental Health Advisory Board. Dr. Astrachan is interested in new forms of mental health service delivery systems and in the structure and financing of care.

Jacqueline Karnell Corn is associate professor of environmental and occupational safety and health history at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Her research focuses on historical analysis of how occupational and environmental health policy decisions were formulated. Ms. Corn uses the discipline and analytic methods of historical inquiry to frame contemporary issues of regulating the environment and the workplace for health and safety.

Morton Corn is a professor in, and director of, the Division of Environmental Health Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. His research focuses on exposure assessment of workers and community members to dangerous substances and on public health interventions designed to reduce unacceptable exposures.

Donna D. McAlpine is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Among her interests are the psychosocial correlates of health and methodological issues in health research. Her recent research addresses the role of life adversities in the etiology of depression among single mothers and the determinants of successful transition into adulthood for teenage mothers.

David Mechanic is Rene Dubos Professor of Behavioral Science at Rutgers University. He is currently examining the organization of mental health services and health reform. Mr. Mechanic is spending this year as a visiting scholar at the Kings Fund Institute in London in order to study reforms in the National Health Service.

Julius Moravcsik is professor of philosophy at Stanford University. In his recent work, he has explored the topics of metaphysics and philosophy of language, ancient Greek philosophy, value theory, and medical ethics and social values in medicine.

Mark Schlesinger is associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale Medical School and a research associate at Rutgers University. He has been studying the relation between public values and public policy, the potential impact of managed care on medical professionalism and health care reform, and the effect of legal ownership on organizational behavior and valued societal outcomes.

Robert A. Scott is associate director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. Among his interests are the sociology of medicine, social psychology, sociology and social policy, and the social psychology of deviance and physical disability.

John D. Stoeckle is a physician and chief of medical clinics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stoeckle is interested in the care, education, and training received outside the hospital. His recent work concerns doctor-doctor relationships and medical residents’ views of their psychosocial education and training.

Gary L. Tischler is professor and executive chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tischler is interested in observing the impact of the managed care initiative on process outcomes of medical and psychiatric services in a changing health care environment.

Jürgen Unützer is chief resident at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Unützer is interested in how the organization and delivery, as well as the financing, of mental health services affect access to and use of services, their costs, the quality of care, and outcomes.

Kenneth B. Wells is professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wells directed the depression component of the Medical Outcomes Study and the Prospective Payment System Quality of Care Study. He is currently studying how alternative forms of organization and financing for care affect mental health service use, quality of care, and outcomes.

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Volume 73, Issue 1 (pages 121–123)
Published in 1995