Lorraine Midanik

Education and Training

B.A., Social Welfare, UCLA; M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, Cal State Univ., LA; Ph.D., Public Health (Behavioral Sciences), The Johns Hopkins University.

Positions

Present: Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare; Dean Emerita, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare.

Former: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley School of Public Health;

Research Areas of Interest in ART

Older adults and substance use; Older adults and technology.

Publications (selected)

  • Midanik, L.T. (2006) Biomedicalization of Alcohol Studies.  Ideological Shifts and Institutional Challenges.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Aldine Transaction.
  • Midanik, L. T., Chaloupka, F. J., Saitz, R., Toomey, T. L., Fellows, J. L., Dufour, M., et al. (2004). Alcohol-attributable deaths and years of potential life lost due to excessive alcohol use, United States, 2001. Journal of the American Medical Association 292/23: 2831-2832.
  • Scharlach, A., Midanik, L.T., Runkle, M.C., Soghikian, K.  (1997) Health practices of adults with elder care responsibilities.  Preventive Medicine 26: 155-161.
  • Midanik, L.T., Soghikian, K., Ransom, L.J., Tekawa, I.S. (1995) The effect of retirement on mental health and health behaviors:  The Kaiser Permanente Retirement Study.  Journal of Gerontology:  Social Sciences 50(1): S59-S61.
  • Scharlach, A.E., Runkle, M.C., Midanik, L.T., Soghikian, K. (1994) Health conditions and service utilization of adults with elder care responsibilities.  Journal of Aging and Health 6(3): 336-352.
  • Edwards, G., Anderson, P., Babor, T.F., Casswell, S., Ferrence, R., Giesbrecht, N., Godfrey, G., Holder, H., Lemmens, P., Mäkelä, K., Midanik, L.T., Norstrom, T., Osterberg, E., Romelsjo, A., Room, R., Simpura, J., Skog, O.J. (1994) Alcohol Policy and the Public Good.  Oxford University Press.
  • Midanik, L.T., Soghikian, K., Ransom, L.J., Polen, M.R. (1992) Alcohol problems and sense of coherence among older adults.  Social Science and Medicine 34(1):43-48.
  • Soghikian, K., Midanik, L.T., Polen, M.R., Ransom, L.J. (1991) The effect of retirement on the use of health services: The Kaiser Permanente Retirement Study.  Journal of Gerontology 46(6):358-360.
  • Midanik, L.T., Soghikian, K., Ransom, L.J., Polen, M.R. (1990) Health status, retirement plans, and retirement:  The Kaiser Permanente Retirement Study.  Journal of Aging and Health 2(4):462-474.
  • Smith, R.T., Midanik, L. (1980) The effects of social resources on recovery and perceived sense of control among the disabled.  Sociology of Health & Illness 2(1):48-63.