Debra Street


Debra Street.

Debra Street


Debra Street


Research Interests

Health and Income Security; Long-term Care; Families, Aging and the Life Course; Comparative Public Policies/Welfare State; Mixed-methods Research Design

Contact Information

430 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8475


Debi Street, PhD, is the chair and a professor in the UB Department of Sociology. She 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 UB Semester in London program or the London Winter Session course Sociology of Food, students may contact her directly or contact the UB Study Abroad office for further details.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 1996-98
  • PhD, Florida State University, 1996
  • MS, Florida State University, 1992
  • BA, The University of West Florida, 1990

Recent Courses

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