James S. House is the Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology. His research has focused on the role of social and psychological factors in the etiology and course of health and illness, including the role of psychosocial factors in understanding and alleviating social disparities in health and the way health changes with age.
He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. At the Ford School he has taught courses on the relation between socioeconomic policy and health policy. Jim has co-edited Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy (with Bob Schoeni of the Ford School and others) and A Telescope on Society: Survey Research & Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond. He recently published Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy (Russell Sage Foundation, June 2015). He received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan.