University of Texas Sociologist Named to Head Prestigious Journal

Debra J. Umberson, professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Sociological Association’s Journal of Health and Social Behavior. The quarterly journal, founded in 1960, is one of the most prestigious and widely respected publications in the field of sociology.

Dr. Umberson earned bachelor’s and master’s of social work degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University.

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