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Social Inequalities in Aging and Health

Award Year: 1996 Investigator: James House
While it is increasingly recognized that medical care is not a major determinant in improving population health, the effects of medical, socioeconomic, and psychosocial factors remain subject to dispute. Dr. House articulates and tests a conceptual framework arguing that psychosocial and socioeconomic conditions of life are major determinants of population health.

Technology and Health Policy in the U.S. and England, 1925-1995

Award Year: 1996 Investigator: Joel Howell
Through the lenses of social history and the sociology of knowledge, Dr. Howell examines the roots of how technology came to dominate the delivery of health care. He includes in his broad definition of technology the knowledge needed to apply it and the systems created for using it.