Jo Phelan

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Stigma, status, and population health
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 103:15-23. 2014
  2. pmc Who are "the homeless"? Reconsidering the stability and composition of the homeless population
    J C Phelan
    Joseph L Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1334-8. 1999
  3. doi request reprint 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
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of attributing serious mental illnesses to genetic causes on orientations to treatment
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:382-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Geneticization of deviant behavior and consequences for stigma: the case of mental illness
    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 46:307-22. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint "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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Stigma, status, and population health
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 103:15-23. 2014
    ..As such, stigma's impact on health should be scrutinized with the same intensity as that of other more status-based bases of stratification such as SES, race and gender, whose health impacts have been firmly established. ..
  2. pmc Who are "the homeless"? Reconsidering the stability and composition of the homeless population
    J C Phelan
    Joseph L Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1334-8. 1999
    ..This study assessed the extent to which the use of point-prevalence samples biases conclusions drawn about homeless people...
  3. doi request reprint 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...
  4. doi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of attributing serious mental illnesses to genetic causes on orientations to treatment
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:382-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether genetic attributions for serious mental illnesses are associated with more positive orientations to professional treatment among members of the general public...
  6. ncbi request reprint Geneticization of deviant behavior and consequences for stigma: the case of mental illness
    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 46:307-22. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint "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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Genetic bases of mental illness -- a cure for stigma?
    Jo C Phelan
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 600 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Trends Neurosci 25:430-1. 2002
    ..In this paper, I use a multicomponent conceptualization of stigma as a guide in forming hypotheses about the likely impact of genetic attributions on the stigma of mental illness...
  12. doi request reprint 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...
  13. doi request reprint 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...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. doi request reprint 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. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Internalized stigma predicts erosion of morale among psychiatric outpatients
    Jennifer Boyd Ritsher
    Department of Psychiatry 116A, University of California and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Psychiatry Res 129:257-65. 2004
    ..The finding that alienation further reduces morale speaks to the difficulty of pulling oneself out of this type of vicious cycle without assistance...

Research Grants9

  1. GENES, DISEASE & STIGMA: A STUDY OF PUBLIC ATTITUDES
    Jo Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..By identifying the attitudes and beliefs that drive stigmatization and discrimination, the investigators will be better poised to address the social consequences of the expansion of knowledge about the human genome. ..
  2. Understanding and Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Jo Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These resources will be supplemented with training visits to Stanford University and the University of Akron to consult and collaborate with leading experts in expectation states research. ..
  3. Genetics and Stigma: The Role of Mass Media
    Jo Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Open-ended responses will be coded quantitatively to assess deviations in recall from the content of the article as well as attitudinal reactions. ..
  4. Mental-illness stigma and status processes in interpersonal interactions
    Jo Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results from these studies will inform intervention efforts that seek the best ways to harness the power of interpersonal contact in reducing mental illness stigma. ..
  5. Genetics and Stigma: The Role of Mass Media
    Jo Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Open-ended responses will be coded quantitatively to assess deviations in recall from the content of the article as well as attitudinal reactions. ..