Dr. Perlstadt is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and has served as Director of the Program in Bioethics, Humanities and Society at Michigan State University. He is currently working on the Arab/Chaldean Behavior Risk Factor Survey, and consulting with the Thumb Rural Health Network on Community Health Needs Assessments required by the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Perlstadt earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago, and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In 2010 he was a Fulbright lecturer on US health care policy and politics at Semmelweis University, Budapest Hungary. He received the 2014 American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology.