Jennie J. Kronenfeld, PhD


Phone Number: 
(480) 965-8053
(480) 965-0064
Short Bio: 
I currently teach medical sociology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I've taught a specialized course on the health of children and adolescents, as well as an on aging and the life course.
Previously, at ASU, I taught a core course on the health care delivery system, epidemiology, research and survey methods, and health policy. I've also taught doctoral seminars in social, political, and economic factors in health and health care, medical sociology, the health care delivery system and health policy, behavioral sicences, the evaluation and measurement of survey research, and an introductory course on public health administration. I've conducted the writing and grading of qualifying and comprehensive examinations in Ph.D. and Dr.PhD programs at USC, and have reasearched medical sociology and health services at Arizona State University. I've served on or chaired over twenty doctoral committees and about 70 masters' theses, practicum and internship committees.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Associate Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
Arizona State University (ASU)
Summary of Research Activity: 
Health Disparities Research at SIRC: Cultural Processes in Risk and
Resiliency, P20, Investigator, with Flavio Marsiglia (Director), Stephen Kulis, co-PI and others;$7,052,398, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Selected Publications: 
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of "Health Issues in the Black Community" by Ronald Braithwaite and Sandra Taylor, eds. Journal of Health Administration Education.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of Private Medicine and Public Health. By Lawrence Weiss. Inquiry. 34 (winter): 352-353, 1997/98.
Kronenfeld, Jennie J. and Schneller, Eugene. “The Growth of A Buyer-Beware Model in Health Care: The Impact of Managed Care on Changing Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship.” Sociological Abstracts. Suppl. 181, v. 45. Dec., 1997. Accession No. 97533045.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of Women’s Health: Complexities and Differences. Edited by Sheryl Burt Ruzek, Virginia E. Olesen, and Adele E. Clarke. Gender and Society 12(June): 362-363, 1998.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Child Health, Social Policy and the New SCHIP Program: Linkages with Race and Ethnicity. Sociological Abstracts Suppl. 186, August, 1999.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of Health Care Systems in Transition. Edited by Frances D. Powell and Albert F. Wessen. Contemporary Sociology. 29 (January, 2000): 245-6.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of Our Unsystematic Health Care System by Grace Budrys. Contemporary Sociology 31 (3, 2002): 352-353.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of WhatIf Medicine Disappeared by Markle and McCrea. volume 34, issue 2.  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 34(2): 289-91, 2009.
Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. Review of Female Employment, Gender Roles and Attitudes: The Baltic Countries in a Broader Perspective by Motienaite and Families, States and Labour Markets:Institutions, Causes and Consequences of Family Policy in post-War Welfare States by Ferrarini. International Sociology Review of Books, 25 (5), 4-7, 2010.
Collaborative Research: 
Medical sociology
Health Behavior Research
Health policy
Child Health
Preventive health behavior
Access to and utilization of health care services
Aging and Health Policy
Gender and Health
Bio Sketch: 

Professional Information

Professional Affiliations: 
American Public Health Association
American Sociological Association
American Academy of Health Behavior (Fellow)
Association for Health Services Research
Pacific Sociological Society
Southern Sociological Society
Association for the Social Sciences in Health
Sociologists for Women in Society
Sigma Xi
The Gerontological Society of America
SWS in the South
Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Public Health Services Traineeship, September 1971 - June 1975
Undergraduate Sociology Award, June, 1971, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Gamma Alpha Lamda (freshman scholastic honorary), University of North Carolina
Outstanding Young Women of America
American Men and Women in Science
Dictionary of International Biography
The World's Who's Who of Women
NEH Summer Fellowship, The Role of Medicine; Historical Perspectives in the Healing Tasks, Princeton University, 1982
American Sociological Association, Travel Grant, International Sociological Association Meetings, 1982
Who's Who in the South and Southwest
Personalities of America
Directory of Distinguished Americans
Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century
Personalities of the South
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
2000 Notable American Women
Delta Omega (Public Health Honorary), University of South Carolina
Who's Who in American Education
Who's Who In Science & Engineering
Who’s Who in the World, v. 14
Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior

Academic Information

Master's Degree: 
Brown University
Undergraduate School: 
University of North Caroline