Yvonne Vissing

Professional Details

Title Professor
Department Healthcare Studies
Office Harrington Building 217
Phone 978.542.6144
Email yvonne.vissing@salemstate.edu
Website http://w3.salemstate.edu/~yvissing
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

BHS 123 Human Rights and the Public Health
BHS 150 Pediatric and Adolescent Public Health
BHS 203 Healthcare Seminar
BHS 220 Violence,safety and Public Health
BHS 254 Mental Health and Public Health
BHS 255 Complementary and Alternative Healthcare
BHS 302 Health Policy
BHS 402 Principles of Leadership and Management in Healthcare
BHS 495 Senior Project in Healthcare Studies

Professional Biography


Dr. Vissing received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Indiana University at Bloomington.  She received her graduate degrees from Western Michigan University, and she was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.  She is the author of four books with more forthcoming.  Dr. Vissing is an expert in the area of homeless children and youth and works closely with the National Coalition for the Homeless.  Founder of SSC's Center for Child Studies, she is active on the international level working for children's well-being.


Professional Interests

Human Rights

Social Stratification, particularly poverty and homelessness

Medical Sociology

Lifespan Issues, Sociology of Children, Family Sociology

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

 Sociology of Law

Sociology of Peace and Justice


Director SSU Center for Childhood and Youth Studies and Professor of Healthcare Studies

Selected Publications


See CV


Selected Presentations

See CV

Personal Interests

Equestrian Activities, Dancing, Hiking, and Outdoor Activities