Nora Jacobson completed an NIMH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in the Mental Health Services Research Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1997 she was the American Sociological Associationís Spivak Program Congressional Fellow, working as a health policy fellow for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Senate Labor Committee.
An interpretive social scientist, Dr. Jacobson uses qualitative methods to study the ways in which social constructions of health and illness affect the making of health policy and the delivery of health services. Some of her current work, for example, examines how the concept of recovery from mental illness has been constructed by different stakeholder groups and how these constructions are made manifest in policy and practice.
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