Howard Waitzkin

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., M.D. Harvard University (1972)

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Office: SSCI 1070
Office phone: 505-277-0860

Research Areas

medical sociology, sociology of mental health, Latin America, social policy

Civilian Medical Resources Network

Latin American Social Medicine

Medicine and Public Health at the End of Empire

2010-2012 UNM Presidential Teaching Fellowship

Select Publications

Waitzkin H, Waterman B. The Exploitation of Illness in Capitalist Society. Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill,1974. Revised Spanish edition: Mexico City: Editorial Nueva Imagen, 1981.

Waitzkin H. The Second Sickness: Contradictions of Capitalist Health Care. New York: Free Press/Macmillan,1983; paperback edition, 1986; revised edition, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.

Waitzkin H. The Politics of Medical Encounters: How Patients and Doctors Deal with Social Problems. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991; paperback edition, 1993.

Waitzkin H. At the Front Lines of Medicine: How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors and Mistreats Patients... And What We Can Do About It. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001; paperback edition, 2004.

Waitzkin H, Medicine and Public Health at the End of Empire. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2011.

Howard Waitzkin's Vitae