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Stella R. Quah National University of Singapore, Singapore

Stella Quah (Ph.D) is Professor of Sociology. Her areas of research are sociology of health, family sociology and social policy as reflected in her publications. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hays scholarship from 1969 to 1971. Her research and professional activities include sabbaticals as Research Associate and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California Berkeley (1986-87); the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Sociology at Harvard University (1993-94); the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University (1997); the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies, Stanford University (1997); the National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University (2002); and the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2006). She was elected Vice-President for Research of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and Chairperson of the ISA Research Council for the session 1994-998; and served as Associate Editor of International Sociology (1998-2004). As part of her other professional activities, Professor Quah serves in Institutional Review Boards; is member of the Society for Comparative Research (US); member of the Editorial Board of Marriage & Family Review; member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Sociology; Sociology of Health and Illness; Health Sociology Review; and Asian Population Studies.