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Deborah Carr

Professor of Sociology and Center for Innovation, Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

Deborah Carr is Director of the Center for Innovation in Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Boston University. She has written extensively on death and dying, bereavement, family relationships over the life course, and the stigma associated with health conditions including obesity and disability. She has published more than 100 articles and chapters, and several books including Golden Years? Social Inequality in Later Life (Russell Sage, 2019) and Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back (Rutgers University Press, 2014), She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and former editor-in-chief of Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Her work is featured in national media including The New York Times, USA Today, public television, and other sources.