Julie Christina Grew

Industrial PhD fellow, Department of Public Health and Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies
University of Copenhagen
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
DissertationDevelopment, implementation and use of prophylactic ICD therapy: A multi-sited analysis of the configuration of a medical technology and its users
Advisor(s)Mette Nordahl Svendsen, University of Copenhagen
Degrees M.Sc. Public Health :: University of Copenhagen (2007)
B.Sc. Public Health :: University of Southern Denmark (2003)

Research Areas

Patients with chronic diseases, welfare technologies, user-technology relations, doctor-patient interactions, telecare, remote monitoring

My research concerns the use of medical technologies in the health services and the relationship between technology, patients, and health care professionals. With a background in public health science I have a special interest in patients, particularly patients with chronic diseases and the technologies used to make their lives longer and better. My PhD project is an ethnographic inquiry into the world of implantable, remotely monitored devices and patient users with chronic heart conditions. I study the configuration of patients considered in high risk of experiencing life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and in need of remote monitoring as well as the implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) with which these patients are treated and monitored in their homes.

last updated: June 6th, 2012