C.V. Starr Professor Emerita of Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship and Professor Emerita of Sociology


I am professor of Sociology, and Health Services Policy and Practice, and I am affiliated with the Center on Gerontology and Health Care Research. I am Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research, and I am active in the American Sociological Association, The Academy of Management, and AcademyHealth. My areas of research include formal organizations, health care organizations, professional work and changes in professional careers and professional organizations over time. I use theories about organizations to look at problems in health care delivery and to study health care organizations. I teach courses on organizational theory, health care organizations, research methods, and health care policy. From 2000 through 2004 I served Brown as the Dean of the Faculty; and from 2005 through 2008 as Chair of the Sociology Department.  I am currently the Faculty Director of the CV Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

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