Harry Perlstadt will receive the American Sociological Association’s 2014 Distinguished Career Award for the practice of Sociology at its annual meeting in August in San Francisco. He is a founder and leader of applied sociology. A University of Chicago PhD, and long-time faculty member at Michigan State, he conducted applied evaluation research projects for international, federal and state agencies, and private foundations. He’s written on sociological practice, on research ethics and applied sociology’s history. He helped found the Commission for the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology, chaired the ASA Sociological Practice Section, and co-chaired the American Public Health Association Joint Policy Committee. He’s volunteered with the American Lung Association since 1986, and held a Fulbright lectureship on American Health Policy and Politics.
The aims of the RC46 are: to advance knowledge in all areas of clinical sociology throughout the world; to provide a common meeting ground for clinical sociologists and others interested in clinical sociological knowledge; to encourage international cooperation in clinical sociology research; to promote training and educational opportunities to further the development of clinical sociology; to develop bonds with other disciplines and other specializations in sociology.