medical sociology sociology of gender sociology of culture
My dissertation research is on how healthcare is changing in relation to contemporary forms of chronic illness. I focus on the co-evolving relationship between the structure of healthcare and how chronic illness is understood and experienced. I also research women’s health, contested illnesses, community-based healthcare, and integrative medicine. My policy work is through a grant from the Social Security Administration, where I conduct research on how chronic pain is evaluated in the disability determination process.

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