Michael S. Goldstein, Ph.D. Professor of Community Health Sciences and Sociology University of California, Los Angeles Michael S. Goldstein (born New York City, 1944) received his B.A in Anthropology/Sociology from Queens College in 1965 and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in 1971. At UCLA he has conducted research on a wide array of topics dealing with health and illness behavior related to chronic illness, the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine, and the changing relationship of health care professionals to integrative, complementary and alternative medicine. He teaches graduate-level courses on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Self-Help and Self-Care. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, and the author of two books: THE HEALTH MOVEMENT: PROMOTING FITNESS IN AMERICA (Macmillan 1992), and ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE: MEDICINE, MIRACLE, OR MIRAGE (Temple Univ. 1999). Both seek to understand changes in the way people seek to prevent and respond to serious illnesses like cancer as part of broader social and cultural changes in American society. He was the Co-Principal Investigator and Program Director of CHIS-CAM, the NCI funded follow-up study of California Health Interview Study that examined at the use of CAM among California adults with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Biography Updated on 21 October 2010