Experts in the Field of Depression


Sociologist Christina Falci has written about depression in adolescence and about the cross of race and gender in mental health. She seeks to understand the social determinants of mental health and illness by using four key determinants: social network structure, perceptions of social relationships, stress exposure, and the self-concept. She also draws from social psychology and network theory to study the predictors and consequences of faculty social networks. Falci is an active chairwomen for Women in the Profession Committee for the Midwest Sociological Society.