Dr. Bernice Pescosolido

Dr. Bernice Pescosolido

Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

Bernice Pescosolido is Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Founding Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research (ICMHSR) and the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI).

Her research focuses on four areas – stigma, health care use, suicide, and social networks – primarily looking at mental illness and substance abuse and the role that social and organizational networks play in people’s responses to problems.

Trained as a medical sociologist at Yale, her research has been published in sociology, anthropology, public health, and psychiatric journals and has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, among others.

She has served as the Vice President of the American Sociological Association, received several career, teaching, and mentoring awards in sociology and public health and, in 2016, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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