Anne Figert, Ph.D.
Title/s: Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Specialty Area: Health, Medicine, Sociology of Science, Gender
Office #: Coffey Hall 421
Anne Figert came to Loyola University Chicago in 1991 after completing her Ph.D. at Indiana University at Bloomington. Her research interests include health, medicine, sociology of science, and gender.
Much of Professor Figert's research and writing has been published in books and journals relating to medicalization, the framing of women's health issues, scientific authority, and teaching sociology. She has also been actively involved in community based research with HIV/AIDS organizations.
Ph.D. Sociology, Indiana University, 1992
M.A. Sociology, Indiana University, 1988
University of Texas at Austin, 1984
2012 Bell, S. E., & Figert, A. E., Medicalization and pharmaceuticalization at the intersections: Looking backward, sideways and forward, Social Science & Medicine (2012), doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.002
2012 "Gender and the Medicalization of Healthcare" (with Susan Bell) Chapter 7 in the Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, 2nd edition, edited by Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale, New York: Palgrave Publishing.
2011 "Doing God's Work and Doing Good Work(s): Unique Challenges to Evaluation Research in Ministry Settings" in Public Sociology: Research Action and Change. P. Nyden, G. Nyden and G. Hossfield ( eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press
2011 "The Consumer Turn in Medicalization: Future Directions with Historical Foundations" in The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, Bernice Pescosolido, Jack Martin, Jane McLeod and Anne Rogers (eds.) NY: Springer Publishing.
2010 "White Coats: The Shape of Scientific Authority and its Relationship to Religion and Religious Authority" in P. Jung and A. Vigen (eds.)Christianity, Gender, and Human Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, University of Illinois Press.
2010 "Gender and the Medicalization of Healthcare" (with Susan Bell) in the Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, edited by Ellen Kuhlmannand Ellen Annandale, New York: Palgrave Publishing.
2010 "The Case for Demedicalizing ADHD." Contemporary Sociology 39(5).
2009 "HIV and HIV Disease" in S. Burch (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of American Disability History. New York: Facts on File.
2008 Christine George, Anne Figert, Jennifer Chernega, Sarah Stawiski and Arturo Bendixen, “Connecting Fractured Lives to a Fragmented System: Process Evaluation Report of Chicago Housing for Health Partnership” in Research Opportunities International, vol 27, no. 2.
Building Community: Social Science in Action. edited with Phil Nyden, Mark Shibley and Darryl Burrows. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. 1997
Women and the Ownership of PMS: The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. 1996
Current Research on Occupations and Professions , volume 9 "Getting Down to Business" (co-edited with Helena Lopata), Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, Inc. 1996
"A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology". Distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido and Gregory Weiss). 1997
"The Sociology of AIDS: Six Lectures and Materials for Instructors and Students." A White Papers Series distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center, (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido and Eric R. Wright). 1991a
"A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology". Distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center, (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Ann Dill and Eric R. Wright). 1991b