Benjamin Lewin

Professor, Sociology & Anthropology


Ben is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  He received his PhD in sociology from Arizona Sate University with a specialty in medical sociology.  His first area of research examines the impact of pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertising on the relationship between patients and doctors.  He is also examining the efficacy of home-visit programs for frail elderly individuals.  Ben teaches a variety of sociology classes including Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory, and Sociology of Health & Medicine.