Samantha D. Gottlieb

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: March 2015 - March 2016
Degrees PhD, Anthropology :: 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

Research Areas

Patient advocacy; health technologies; big data; open source software; diabetes

Current Project:
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

Published Work:

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.

2016, "Vaccine Resistances Reconsidered: An Anthropological Exploration of Jenny McCarthy and Parents’ Refusals, BioSocieties 11(2):152-174.

2017, "'Protecting Life': The Case of Texas Legislation and Resistances to Gardasil, the HPV Vaccine," in Thinking through Resistance: A study of public oppositions to contemporary global health practice, ed. by Nicola Bulled, Routledge.

2018, Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: The Marketing of Merck’s HPV Vaccine, Rutgers University Press.

last updated: December 14th, 2017