Janet Shim, PhD
Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.
Honors and Awards
Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Sociological Association, 2003
Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco, 2002
President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, 2001-2002
Graduate Student Mentorship and Research Assistantship Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1996-1998
Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1995-1996
Negotiating substance use stigma: the role of cultural health capital in provider-patient interactions. Sociol Health Illn. 2016 Jan; 38(1):90-108.
Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2015; 2015:893062.
Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science. J Health Soc Behav. 2014 Dec; 55(4):504-18.
Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science. Soc Stud Sci. 2014 Aug; 44(4):579-99.
Cultural health capital and the interactional dynamics of patient-centered care. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 93:113-20.
Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523.
Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, edited by Pescosolido B, Martin JK, McLeod JD, and Rogers A. Medicalization and biomedicalization revisited: Technoscience and transformations of health, illness, and American medicine. 2011; 173-99.
Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change, edited by O’Campo P and Dunn J. Application of two schools of social theory for neighbourhood, place, and health research. 2011; 157-74.
Cultural health capital: A theoretical approach to understanding health care interactions and the dynamics of unequal treatment. J Health Soc Behav. 2010 Mar; 51(1):1-15.
The stratified biomedicalization of heart disease: Expert and lay perspectives on racial and class inequality. Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim. 2010; 218-241.
Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S., edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fosket, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim. Biomedicalization: A theoretical and substantive introduction. 2010; 1-44.
The End of the Epidemiology Wars? Epidemiological ‘Ethics’ and the Challenge of Translation. BioSocieties. 2010; 5(2):159-79.
Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in the U.S. 2010.
Biomedicalising genetic health, diseases, and identities. Pp. 21-40 in Handbook of Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era, edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, and Margaret Lock. New York: Routledge. 2009.
Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative. PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 4; 5(3):e7.
The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives, edited by Conrad P. ‘Choosing later’ about dialysis treatment near the end of life. 2008; 405-14.
The value of "life at any cost": talk about stopping kidney dialysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Jun; 64(11):2236-47.
Clinical life: expectation and the double edge of medical promise. Health (London). 2007 Apr; 11(2):245-64.
Old age, life extension, and the character of medical choice. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Jul; 61(4):S175-84.
Risk, life extension and the pursuit of medical possibility. Sociol Health Illn. 2006 May; 28(4):479-502.
Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations, edited by Chen NN and Moglen H. Aged bodies and kinship matters: The biologization of moral commitment. 2006; 126-35.
Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant. American Ethnologist. 2006; 33(1):81-99.
"Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence. Med Anthropol. 2005 Oct-Dec; 24(4):297-324.
“Constructing ‘race’ across the science-lay divide: Racial formation in the epidemiology and experience of cardiovascular disease. Social Studies of Science. 2005; 35(3):405-36.
Revisiting the biomedicalization of aging: clinical trends and ethical challenges. Gerontologist. 2004 Dec; 44(6):731-8.
CHWs get credit: a 10-year history of the first college-credit certificate for community health workers in the United States. Health Promot Pract. 2004 Oct; 5(4):418-28.
Biomedicalization: Technoscientific transformations of health, illness, and U.S. biomedicine. American Sociological Review. 2003; 68(2):161-94.
Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status, and sex in epidemiology: The utility of concepts from technoscience studies. Sociol Health Illn. 2002; 24(2):129-50.
Bio-power and racial, class, and gender formation in biomedical knowledge production. Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 2000; 17:73-95.