Ryan Whitacre

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

PhD Candidate, Medical Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: January 2013 -

Ryan.Whitacre@ucsf.edu

Advisor(s)Nancy Burke, Ian Whitmarsh
Degrees BA Anthropology, High Honors :: UC Berkeley

My research concerns human lives and clinical research. I draw from theories in science studies and medical anthropology, read histories of medicine, and track machinations in health policy. I am working toward a dissertation about the development and implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), especially its implications for the future of HIV prevention, bioethics, and intimate relationships. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation.

last updated: February 4th, 2015