Ryan Whitacre

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

Medical Anthropology,
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: January 2013 -
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: April 17th, 2020