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Debra Umberson - Recipient of the 2020 Leo G. Reeder Award

Tue, January 21, 2020
Debra Umberson - Recipient of the 2020 Leo G. Reeder Award

We would like to congratulate Debra Umberson, Centennial Commission Professor of Sociology, Director of the Population Research Center, and Co-Director of the Texas Aging & Longevity Center at the University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2020 Leo G. Reeder Award!

The highest honor awarded by the ASA Medical Sociology section, the Reeder Award recognizes scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity that has contributed to theory and research in medical sociology, along with teaching, mentoring, and service to the medical sociology community, broadly defined. In the words of one of her nominators, “we didn’t create the Reeder Award for Debra Umberson, but we could have. It is an award for her,” due to her “enormous impact, outstanding creativity, cultivated wisdom, exceptional mentoring, and years of service all delivered within the context of a keen sociological imagination.” On behalf of the Medical Sociology section, I am thrilled to recognize Deb’s pathbreaking and award-winning research, exemplary service to our profession, and unparalleled mentorship and collegiality, training a generation of world-class medical sociologists.

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