Geneticization and Stigma: The Case of Mental Illness

Geneticization and Stigma: The Case of Mental Illness

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 622 West 168th St., 10th Floor, Room 405B

 

The Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics at Columbia University presents: “Geneticization and Stigma: The Case of Mental Illness,” a semianr by Dr. Jo Phelan, professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences.

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About the speaker:
Dr. Jo Phelan's research interests include social stigma, conceptions of mental illness, the impact of the "genetics revolution" on the stigma of mental illness, attitudes and beliefs relating to social inequality and its legitimation, as well as social inequalities in health and mortality.