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Jo Carol Phelan

Columbia University

Research Initiative:

Phelan will examine the link between health and race, gender, and immigrant status. She will also explore the effects of stigma on behavior and the relevance of implicit attitudes to labels like “mentally ill” and “low education.” She will also consider what role “essentialism” plays in stigma.


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


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