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Jill Quadagno

Professor Emeritus

Office: 224 Pepper
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Selected Publications:


  • Quadagno, Jill. 2014. Aging and the Life Course. McGraw Hill. (6th edition).


  • Quadagno, Jill.  “The Transformation of Medicaid from Poor Law Legacy to Middle Class Entitlement (?)”  In Medicare and Medicaid at 50, edited by  Keith Wailoo, Julian Zelizer and Alan Cohen.  New York: Oxford University Press.  In press. 
  • Quadagno, Jill.  2014.  “Right Wing Conspiracy? Socialist Plot?: The Origins of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.”  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 39 (1):35-56.
  • Jokinen-Gordon, Hanna and Jill Quadagno.  2013. “Variations in Parent's Perceptions of their Children's Medical Treatment: The Effect of Dissatisfaction on Preventive Care and Unmet Need.”  Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 31:161-185.
  • Quadagno, Jill and Joellen Pederson. 2012. “Has Support for Social Security Declined? Attitudes toward the Public Pension in the United States, 2000 and 2010.”  International Journal of Social Welfare 21:88-100.
  • Rote, Sunshine and Jill Quadagno. 2011. “Depression and Alcohol Dependence among Welfare Recipients:  Before and After the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996.”  Social Service Review (June): 229-245.
  • Quadagno, Jill.  2011.  “Interest Group Influence on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Winners and Losers in the Health Care Reform Debate.”  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36 (3): 449-454.


Awards and Honors:

  • Elected Member of Phi Kappa Phi, 2011.
  • Elected Member of the Institute of Medicine, 2010.
  • Leo G. Reeder Award, for Distinguished Contribution, Section on Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2009.
  • Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award for “Why the US Has No National Health Insurance,” Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2005.
  • Awards for One Nation, Uninsured:
    • Best Seller in Medicine, 2005-06, YBP Library Services.
    • Finalist, Distinguished Book Award, Section on Political Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2006.
  • Speaker on panel, “Getting to Universal Coverage: Challenges and Opportunities” annual Issues Conference for Democratic Senators, invited by Senator Harry Reid, 2006.
  • Invited Member, National Advisory Council on Seniors, Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, 2007-08.