RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Qualitative Research-Ethnography, Medical Sociology Science Studies, Medical Technology, Death and Dying, Population Health
Dr. Stefan Timmermans is Professor of the UCLA Department of Sociology as well as being a professor at ISG. His research draws from medical sociology and science studies and uses ethnographic and historical methods to address key issues in the for-profit U.S. health care system. He has conducted research on medical technologies, health professions, death and dying, and population health. Timmermans is conducting an ethnographic study of the expansion of newborn screening.
Dr. Timmermans is the medical sociology editor of the journal Social Science & Medicine. He is the author of Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR (Temple 1999), The Gold Standard: The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care (Temple, 2003, with Marc Berg), and Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths (Chicago, 2006). His book Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening (with Mara Buchbinder) is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
|Timmermans, Stefan. Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths. University of Chicago Press, 2006
|Timmermans, Stefan and Marc Berg, Marc. The Gold Standard: The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care. Temple University Press, 2003
|Timmermans, Stefan. Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR. Temple University Press, 1999