:: Johns Hopkins University
MHS, Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health :: Johns Hopkins University
BA, Philosophy (Major), Women's Studies (Minor), High Honors :: Swarthmore College
Current Research Areas:
Patient advocacy; health technologies; big data; open source software; diabetes
Fluid Systems, Biologies, and Digital Activisms: The Open Source Data Movement Among Type 1 Diabetics (T1D)
Other Research Interests:
Vaccines; human papillomavirus (HPV); women's health; pharmaceuticals
2013, The Patient-Consumer-Advocate Nexus: The Marketing and Dissemination of Gardasil, the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in the United States, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 27(3):330-47.
Forthcoming Work 2015-2016
Vaccine Resistances Reconsidered: An Anthropological Exploration of Jenny McCarthy and Parents’ Refusals, BioSocieties
“Legislation and Resistances: the HPV Vaccine and the Texas Executive Order,” in Speaking to Power: Resisting the Biomedical Hegemony During an Age of Advanced Biomedical Technologies, edited by Nicola Bulled, Left Coast Press.
Manuscript Under Revision:
Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: The Marketing of Merck’s HPV Vaccine
last updated: October 6th, 2015