Patrick J. Fox, PhD
I received my Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco where I was also a Pew Health Policy Scholar. My current interests are the intersection of biomedicine and aging, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease. My research includes the historical development of medical conceptualizations of senile dementia that led to the transformation of “senility” into Alzheimer’s disease; the subsequent rise of a social movement dedicated to the eradication of the disease; the emergence of the movement’s emphasis on a cure in contrast to policy responses to address the service and support needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners; and the implications of the increasing emphasis on identifying the preclinical indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, especially as it relates to the social disenfranchisement of people living under the description of the disease.
- Sociology of Aging
- Social Policy in Aging
- American Society on Aging
- Association for Health Services Research
|2005||Fellow, Gerontological Society of America|
|2005||25th Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award, UCSF School of Nursing|
|2004-09||UCSF Champion of Diversity (honor for those who contribute to a positive diversity climate at UCSF)|
- Chaufan C, Yeh JC, Fox P. (2012). The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program in California: An update. American Journal of Public Health, e-pub ahead of print April 19, 2012: e1–e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH. 2012.300703.
- Chaufan C, Hollister B, Nazareno J, Fox P. (2012). Medical ideology as a double-edged sword: The politics of cure and care in the making of Alzheimer's disease. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 788-795.
- Lob S, Holloman-Boer J, Porter P, Nunez D, Fox P. (2011). Promoting best care practices in childhood asthma: Quality improvement in community health centers. Pediatrics, 128(1), doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-1536.
- Shabahangi N, Faustman G, Thai JN, Fox P. (2009). Some observations on the social consequences of forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s Disease: A call for attitudinal expansion. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 3(1), 38-52.
- Beard RL, Fox PJ. (2008). Resisting social disenfranchisement: Negotiating collective identities and everyday life with memory loss. Social Science & Medicine, 66(7), 1509-1520. PMID: 18222581