College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Sociology



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Albert Robillard

Albert Robillard

Emeritus - In Memoriam


PhD University of California - Los Angeles

Right out of UCLA, I was employed at the Michigan State University College of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. I was assistant and associate professor of pediatrics. I became director of the primary care residence in medicine and pediatrics. I started social science faculty going on daily teaching rounds. I came to UH on sabbatical leave. I joined the UH Department of Psychiatry and became involved in the mental health training programs in Micronesia. I had been teaching sociology courses in sociology since my arrival in Hawaii and would later join the Department of Sociology and the Social Science Research Institute. I would spend a year as a Fulbright Research Professor at Ateneo de Manila University. As I became physically disabled, I turned my academic and teaching interests to disability. I was invited by the Japan ALS Association to tour Japan, giving talks and lectures,
visiting patients in their homes and consulting with Japanese neurologists. >



I am interested in accountable action and talk in situated behavior.
I have studied this in development programs for the Pacific Islands, mental health care facilities,
in the development of community-based health care services in the Philippines, and in the
everyday work of scientists.

Ethnomethodology, Postmodern Social Theory, Disability Studies, Development in Island Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Science Studies



SOC 615: Sociology of Health and Health Services
SOC 711: Sociology of Knowledge: A Sociology of Science
SOC 716: Seminar in Medical Sociology
SOC 721: Social Change in the Pacific Islands
SOC 741: Seminar in Social Structure and the Individual



"Paralysis" (2005) : Encyclopedia of Disability, edited by Gary Albrecht. Sage. Type: article ISBN: 0761925651 Keywords: disability, paralysis

Meaning of a Disability: The Lived Experience of Paralysis (1999) : Philadelphia, Temple Univeristy Press. Type: book ISBN: 156639676X



SOC 615 (Spring 2012) : Sociology of Health and Health Services - Download

SOC 741 (Fall 2011) : Social Structure and The Individual - Download

SOC 615 (Spring 2011) : Sociology of Health and Health Services - Download
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SOC 741 (Fall 2010) : The Individual and Social Structure - Download

SOC 716 (Spring 2010) : Seminar in Medical Sociology - Download

SOC 741 (Fall 2009) : Social Structure & the Individual - Download