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Debra Street

Professor and Chair


PhD (1996), Florida State University

Research Interests:
Health and income security; long-term care; families, aging and the life course; comparative public policies/welfare state; mixed-methods research design

Debi Street is the recipient of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the CISP 2016 Award for Contributions to International Education. Her most recent co-edited book explores gender and extended working lives.

For additional information on the 2018 UB Semester in London program or the London Winter Session course Sociology of Food, contact her directly ( or contact the UB Study Abroad office for further details.

Undergraduate instruction:
SOC 477                 Sociology of Social Policy
SOC 467                 Sociology of Health Care
SOC 358                 Sociology of Food
SOC 322                 Medical Sociology
SOC 304                 Sociology of Aging

Graduate instruction:
SOC 555                 Sociology of Aging: Theory and Research
SOC 542                 Social Organization of Health Care
SOC 541                 Sociology of Health and Illness