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Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Stigma power
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University, USA New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 103:24-32. 2014
  2. doi It is time to change our cultural context. Invited commentary on...Evaluation of England's Time to Change programme
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St 1610, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Br J Psychiatry Suppl 55:s106-7. 2013
  3. ncbi Stigma and its public health implications
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Lancet 367:528-9. 2006
  4. ncbi On stigma and its consequences: evidence from a longitudinal study of men with dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse
    B G Link
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 38:177-90. 1997
  5. ncbi The resources that matter: fundamental social causes of health disparities and the challenge of intelligence
    Bruce G Link
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:72-91. 2008
  6. doi Stigma and coercion in the context of outpatient treatment for people with mental illnesses
    Bruce Link
    Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:409-19. 2008
  7. ncbi Epidemiological sociology and the social shaping of population health
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:367-84. 2008
  8. doi The social shaping of health and smoking
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S6-10. 2009
  9. doi Arrest outcomes associated with outpatient commitment in New York State
    Bruce G Link
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:504-8. 2011
  10. ncbi Measuring mental illness stigma
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1609, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:511-41. 2004

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi Stigma power
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University, USA New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 103:24-32. 2014
    ..Our introduction of the stigma-power concept carries the possibility of seeing stigmatizing circumstances in a new light. ..
  2. doi It is time to change our cultural context. Invited commentary on...Evaluation of England's Time to Change programme
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St 1610, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Br J Psychiatry Suppl 55:s106-7. 2013
    ..The concept of cultural context is introduced to look at how mental illness functions in society and whether any change in the current context is feasible...
  3. ncbi Stigma and its public health implications
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Lancet 367:528-9. 2006
  4. ncbi On stigma and its consequences: evidence from a longitudinal study of men with dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse
    B G Link
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 38:177-90. 1997
    ..It follows that if health professionals want to maximize the well-being of the people they treat, they must address stigma as a separate and important factor in its own right...
  5. ncbi The resources that matter: fundamental social causes of health disparities and the challenge of intelligence
    Bruce G Link
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:72-91. 2008
    ....
  6. doi Stigma and coercion in the context of outpatient treatment for people with mental illnesses
    Bruce Link
    Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:409-19. 2008
    ..Future policy needs not only to find ways to insure that people who need treatment receive it, but to achieve such an outcome in a manner that minimizes circumstances that induce perceptions of coercion...
  7. ncbi Epidemiological sociology and the social shaping of population health
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:367-84. 2008
    ..Absent a robust societal investment in epidemiological sociology, population health will reside below its optimal level and the maldistribution of health-enhancing innovations will continue to create health disparities...
  8. doi The social shaping of health and smoking
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S6-10. 2009
    ..Smoking beliefs and behaviors gathered in surveys conducted over the past 50 years conform to this social shaping notion providing insights into the current distribution of beliefs and behaviors...
  9. doi Arrest outcomes associated with outpatient commitment in New York State
    Bruce G Link
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:504-8. 2011
    ..This study examined whether assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) under New York's "Kendra's Law" is associated with reduced arrests for violent and nonviolent offenses...
  10. ncbi Measuring mental illness stigma
    Bruce G Link
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1609, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:511-41. 2004
    ..We end by identifying gaps in stigma measurement in terms of concepts covered and populations assessed...
  11. ncbi The production of understanding
    Bruce G Link
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 44:457-69. 2003
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  12. ncbi The challenge of the dependent variable
    Bruce G Link
    Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:247-53. 2002
  13. ncbi Stigma as a barrier to recovery: The consequences of stigma for the self-esteem of people with mental illnesses
    B G Link
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1621-6. 2001
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether stigma affects the self-esteem of persons who have serious mental illnesses or whether stigma has few, if any, effects on self-esteem...
  14. pmc McKeown and the idea that social conditions are fundamental causes of disease
    Bruce G Link
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:730-2. 2002
    ..We return to the trend McKeown focused upon-post-McKeown and post-Colgrove-to indicate how and why social conditions must continue to be seen as fundamental causes of disease...
  15. doi Beliefs in traditional Chinese medicine efficacy among Chinese Americans: implications for mental health service utilization
    Lawrence H Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:207-10. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that TCM use for psychiatric disorders may decrease with Westernization, but might delay access to psychiatric services among first-generation immigrants...
  16. ncbi "Fundamental causes" of social inequalities in mortality: a test of the theory
    Jo C Phelan
    Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, 722 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 45:265-85. 2004
    ..Our hypothesis was supported, lending support to the theory of fundamental causes and more generally to the importance of a sociological approach to the study of socioeconomic disparities in mortality...
  17. doi Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: theory, evidence, and policy implications
    Jo C Phelan
    Columbia University, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 51:S28-40. 2010
    ..This can be accomplished either by reducing disparities in socioeconomic resources themselves or by developing interventions that, by their nature, are more equally distributed across SES groups...
  18. doi Stigma and prejudice: one animal or two?
    Jo C Phelan
    Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:358-67. 2008
    ..We argue that attention to these functions will enhance our understanding of stigma and prejudice and our ability to reduce them...
  19. doi Racial differences in beliefs about the effectiveness and necessity of mental health treatment
    Deidre M Anglin
    Department of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 100 Haven Avenue, Tower 3, Rm 31F, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 42:17-24. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that a belief in treatment effectiveness may not increase service utilization among African Americans who are more likely to believe treatment is unnecessary...
  20. pmc Medical advances and racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival
    Parisa Tehranifar
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2701-8. 2009
    ..Although advances in early detection and treatment of cancer improve overall population survival, these advances may not benefit all population groups equally and may heighten racial/ethnic differences in survival...
  21. ncbi Fear of people with mental illnesses: the role of personal and impersonal contact and exposure to threat or harm
    Jo C Phelan
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, 722 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 45:68-80. 2004
    ..These findings do not support the conclusion that public fear of people with mental illness is due to the observation of violent behavior...
  22. doi Stigma and beliefs of efficacy towards traditional Chinese medicine and Western psychiatric treatment among Chinese-Americans
    Lawrence H Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Columbia University New York, NY 10032, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 14:10-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that perceived shame may play an important role in help seeking and that integration of TCM with Western psychiatric care may have implications for reducing shame for Chinese Americans...
  23. ncbi Controlling disease and creating disparities: a fundamental cause perspective
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168 St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:27-33. 2005
    ..Time trends in mortality patterns are consistent with the fundamental cause explanation...
  24. pmc Reliability of self-reported neighborhood characteristics
    Sandra E Echeverria
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 622 West 168th Street, PH 9, Room 105, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Urban Health 81:682-701. 2004
    ..Test-retest reliability measures for these indices ranged from 0.73 to 0.91. The results from this study suggested that self-reported neighborhood characteristics can be reliably measured...
  25. doi Effectiveness and outcomes of assisted outpatient treatment in New York State
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:137-43. 2010
    ..Because few methodologically strong data exist, this study evaluated New York State's outpatient commitment program with the objective of augmenting the existing literature...
  26. pmc Health status, activity limitations, and disability in work and housework among Latinos and non-Latinos with arthritis: an analysis of national data
    Ana F Abraido-Lanza
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:442-50. 2006
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  27. ncbi Racial differences in stigmatizing attitudes toward people with mental illness
    Deidre M Anglin
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, 7th Floor, Room 720F, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:857-62. 2006
    ..The authors reexamined this issue and assessed whether racial differences also extend to beliefs about how people with mental illness should be treated if violent...
  28. ncbi Culture and stigma: adding moral experience to stigma theory
    Lawrence Hsin Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1610, NY, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:1524-35. 2007
    ..Further, we recommend the use of transactional methodologies and multiple perspectives and methods to more fully capture the interpersonal core of stigma as framed by theories of moral experience...
  29. ncbi Rethinking the bystander role in school violence prevention
    Ann Stueve
    Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York, New York, USA
    Health Promot Pract 7:117-24. 2006
    ..The authors call on health promotion researchers and practitioners to work with school communities to identify norms, attitudes, and outcome expectancies that shape bystander behaviors to inform prevention efforts...
  30. pmc Examination of inequalities in HIV/AIDS mortality in the United States from a fundamental cause perspective
    Marcie S Rubin
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1053-9. 2010
    ..We examined changes in socioeconomic status (SES) and Black to White inequalities in HIV/AIDS mortality in the United States before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  31. pmc The continuing benefits of education: adult education and midlife cognitive ability in the British 1946 birth cohort
    Stephani L Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S404-14. 2007
    ..The primary study aim was to examine whether there were continuing effects of education over the life course on midlife cognitive ability...
  32. doi Smoking and the emergence of a stigmatized social status
    Jennifer Stuber
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:420-30. 2008
    ..These findings suggest important points of leverage to harness the powerful role of stigma in the smoking epidemic and raise concerns about the possible role of stigma in the production of smoking disparities...
  33. ncbi Perceived stigma and depression among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder
    Deborah A Perlick
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:535-6. 2007
    ..Results suggest that caregivers' perceptions of stigma may negatively affect their mental health by reducing their coping effectiveness...
  34. ncbi The effects of US state income inequality and alcohol policies on symptoms of depression and alcohol dependence
    Claire Henderson
    Health Services Research Department, David Goldberg Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, P O 29, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:565-75. 2004
    ..However, evidence was found for a protective effect of increased beer taxation against alcohol dependence symptoms, suggesting the need to further consider the impact of alcohol policies on alcohol use disorders...
  35. ncbi Impact of family burden and affective response on clinical outcome among patients with bipolar disorder
    Deborah A Perlick
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1029-35. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the direct and indirect effects of family burden and affective response on medication adherence and outcome among patients with bipolar disorder...
  36. ncbi Trends in the association of poverty with overweight among US adolescents, 1971-2004
    Richard A Miech
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 295:2385-93. 2006
    ..Whether socioeconomic disparities in adolescent overweight increased, decreased, or remained constant during this period is not known...

Research Grants9

  1. Stigma and Psychosis: A Prospective Study
    Bruce Link; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Bruce Link; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Training Facilities: The primary training facility ids the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry. ..
  3. A US-UK Comparison of Discrimination & Disparities in Health & Health Service Use
    Bruce Link; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. A US-UK Comparison of Discrimination & Disparities in Health & Health Service Use
    Bruce G Link; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  5. A Lifecourse Approach to Emerging Health Disparities in a US Birth Cohort
    BRUCE G contact LINK; Fiscal Year: 2010
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