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Curriculum Vitae

Linda K. George

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Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088 (919) 660-7530, (919) 660-5605 (office)
919-419-6102 (home)
(email)
Education

Ph.D.Duke University1975
M.A. in SociologyMiami University, Oxford, OH1972
M.A.Miami University, Ohio1972
BA in SociologyMiami University, Oxford, Ohio1969
B.A.Miami University, Ohio1969
Areas of Interest

social antecedents of physical and mental health
social factors affecting recovery from illness
stress and social support
religion and health
life course trajectories

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Core Faculty, Institute for Care at the End of Life, 2000-
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, 9/97 - 8/00
Professor, Department of Sociology, 9/95 -
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 9/95 -
Professor, Department of Psychology: Health and Social, 9/87 -
Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, 7/86 - 8/95
Professor, Department of Sociology,, 7/86 - 8/95
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, 6/80 - 6/86
Duke University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 9/95 -
Co-Director, Psychiatric Epidemiology and Mental Health Services Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, 7/88 - 8/95
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 7/86 - 8/95
Associate Director for Social and Behavioral Programs, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 12/84 -
Associate Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, 6/80 - 6/86
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 6/80 - 6/86
Co-Director, Research Training Program in Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, 4/80 - 9/82
Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, 7/77 - 5/80
Associate, Department of Physical Therapy, 7/77 - 5/80
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 7/77 - 5/80
Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, 1/75 - 6/77
Miami and University, Oxford, Ohio
Instructor, Department of Sociology, 6/74 - 7/74
Butler County Welfare Department
Case worker, Children's Protective Services, 4/69 - 8/72
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Sociology of Mental Health Section- Leonard Pearlin Award, American Sociological Association
Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award, Gerontological Society of America, The
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Duke University Graduate School
Aging and the Life Course Section / Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award, American Sociological Association
Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters
Robert W. Kleemeier Award, Gerontological Society of America, The
Exemplary Paper Prize, John Templeton Foundation
Exemplary Paper Prize, John Templeton Foundation
Distinguished Mentorship Award, Gerontological Society of America
Distinguished Mentorship Award, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section, GSA (Gerontological Society of America)
PBS Great Teachers Series. Six one-hour lectures on “The Uncommon Sense of Social Psychology, PBS
W. Fred Cottrell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Aging, Miami University
Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University
Recent Grant Support

  • Behavioral and Physiology in Aging, National Institutes of Health, 2015/09-2020/08.      
  • Social, Medical and Economic Demography of Aging, National Institutes of Health, 1997/05-2017/09.      
  • Gene regulatory analysis of social integration and resilience during aging, National Institutes of Health, 2016/08-2017/09.      
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Mental Health and Aging: Debunking Myths and Meeting Challenges, Tallahassee, FL, 16 December 2009  
Brave New World: Education and Aging Well, Indiana University, November 11, 2008  
The Longevity Boom: Opportunities for Medical Technology Innovation, ADVAMED Conference, Washington D.C., September 21, 2008  
Stress and Health: Contributions of Life Course Concepts and Methods, Portsmouth, New Hampshire., October, 2006  
From Structural Lag to Structural Demise:, Symposium honoring Matilda White Riley, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, November, 2005  
Successful Aging: Realities and Prospects, Keynote Address, North Carolina Annual Conference on Aging, October, 2005  
The Long Arm of Social Stress: Integrating Social and Biological Processes, Invited Address, Purdue University, October, 2005  
Lessons Learned on the Life Course of Life Course Research, Matilda White Riley Award Lecture, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August, 2005  
The Social Foundations of Health Disparities, Conference on Health Inequalities Across the Life Course, Pennsylvania State University., May, 2005  
Impact of Depression on Risk for Chronic Physical Illness, Disability, and Death in Late Life, Insurance Institute of America, 12 July 2003  
Kleemeier Award Lecture: The Subjective Side of Successful Aging, Annual Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, 25 November 2002  
Religion and Health in Life Course Perspective, The Pennsylvania State University, 3 October 2002  
End-of-Life Research: The State of the Science, National Instiututes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1 October 2001  
The Abernethy Lecture: What Life Course Research Teaches Us About Aging, University of Toronto, 12 May 2000  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Miles Taylor, (August 15, 2000 - August, 2005)  
Dupre E. Matthew, (August 15, 1999 - July 22, 2005)  
Kellie Hegewen, (August 15, 2000 - June, 2005)  
Sarah Meadows, (August 15, 2000 - May, 2005)  
Yang (Claire) Yang, (August 15, 2000 - May, 2005)  
Sarah Mustillo, (2001)  
Scott M. Lynch, (2001)  
Publications (listed separately)

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