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Rena Joyce Gordon

Rena Joyce Gordon, American health services researcher, educator. Recipient various awards University Michigan, Arizona State University, challenge grant The Flinn Foundation.


  • Gordon, Rena Joyce was born on March 4, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Joseph Lazar and Edna Dorothy (Rosenfeld) Feigelman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, Wayne State University, 1957. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1971. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, 1983.


    • Resource teacher Detroit Public Schools, 1966-1967. Faculty associate Arizona State University, 1971-1976. Research statistical analyst Arizona Department Health Services, Phoenix, 1981-1982.

      Research assistant professor director Phoenix Rural Health Office College Medicine University Arizona, 1983-1989. Executive director Arizona Council for Mothers and Children, 1992-1994. President Gordon Research Associates, Scottsdale, from 1994.

      Research consultant Clinical Gerontology Unit, St. Luke's Hospital, Phoenix, 1982-1983. Adjunct professor department geography Arizona State University, since 1988. Visiting professor American Graduate School International Management, Glendale, Arizona, 1989.

      Research lecturer department family and community medicine, University Arizona College Medicine, Tucson, since 1989.


    • Author: Arizona Rural Health Provider Atlas, 1984, 87. Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals.


    Member Camelback Hospitals Council Center, advisory committee 1982-1988, chairman 1983-1984, St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center, 1988-1992, board trustees, Phoenix. Member American Association of University Women (board directors 1987-1988), American Public Health Association., Arizona Public Health Association (board directors 1986-1988), Association American Geographers (medical geography section).



    Travel, reading, movies, hiking, genealogy.


    • Married Leonard Gordon. December 25, 1955; children: Susan Melinda, Matthew Seth, Melissa Gail.
    • father: Joseph Lazar Feigelman
    • mother: Edna Dorothy (Rosenfeld) Feigelman
    • spouse: Leonard Gordon. December 25
    • children: Susan Melinda Gordon
    • Matthew Seth Gordon
    • Melissa Gail Gordon
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    Died November 24, 2005
    (aged 69)