Faculty & Staff

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Paul Benson, PhD

  • Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts Associate Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Telephone: 617.287.6253
  • Fax: 617.287.6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00004

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of Mental Health, Medical Sociology, Public Policy


PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Benson's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Professor Benson's research interests include medical sociology, mental health, stress and coping, and family adaptation of childhood and aoldescent disability.  During the past decade, he has directed a federally-funded longitudinal study of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.