Emeriti

 

Adele Clarke
  Adele Clarke, PhD

Professor Emerita, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Interest: medical sociology, situational analysis; grounded theory; biomedicalization and globalization

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Carroll Estes
  Carroll Estes, PhD, FAAN

Professor Emerita, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Interest: sociology of aging; complex organizations; health services research; political sociology; medical sociology; social policy; gender; qualitative and quantitative analysis; survey; political-economic analysis

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Charlene Harrington
  Charlene Harrington, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of interest: quality, access, utilization, and expenditures of nursing home care, home and community based care, and personal care services, as well as labor market and managed care issues

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Ruth Malone UCSF
  Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Areas of Interest:Tobacco industry activities, tobacco control policy, marginalized populations. policy problem definition; roles of media and multinational corporations in shaping health policy issues and

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Robert Newcomer
  Bob Newcomer, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Interest:  health care financing, quality assurance, and quality improvement—mostly in long term care

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Ginnie Olesen
  Ginnie Olesen, PhD

Professor Emerita, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Interest: sociology; women's health

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2009 Autobiography of Ginnie Olesen

Clarke & Ruzek comment on the work of Ginnie Olesen, Symbolic Interaction Vol. 39, Issue 4

 

In Memoriam:

 

Robert Staples
 Robert Staples, PhD

June 28, 1942 - February 7, 2020

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Thoughts on the 50th Birthday of the UCSF Doctoral Program in Sociology - an autobiographical essay, 2018

Robert E. Staples, Ph.D., died at age 79 in Australia on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. 

Dr. Staples leaves behind a towering legacy in the family field as a prolific researcher and a leading authority of Black family life. He reached the rank of professor emeritus of sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, having began at this university in 1973. Prior to this appointment, he was a faculty member at Howard University, Fisk University, and California State University at Hayward. Dr. Staples concurrently served as a visiting professor at a number of institutions including Tougaloo College, Florida State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Hawaii, Cornell University, the Institute of Family Studies in Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Warwick, Coventry, England.

Dr. Staples earned his master's degree in sociology from San Jose State University and his doctorate in family sociology from the University of Minnesota. He has published over 200 articles in scholarly publications in countries around the world, and has written and edited an extensive list of books on Black families, many of which have been adopted as standard texts in more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Africa, the West Indies, and England. Among his books are Black Masculinity (1982), The Urban Plantation (1987), The Black Family: Essays and Studies (1991), and Black Families at the Crossroads (1993). (NCFR)

In his later years, Dr. Staples split his time living between Australia and San Francisco.  He would always visit the SBS offices when he came back to town to visit with old friends.  He was known for his sarcastic humor and kindness, and never forgot to send birthday cards to the staff.  He will be missed.