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University of Michigan
I am currently involved in developing H-STS. In the past, I created and organized STSGRAD-L, a listserv for junior scholars interest in the field of Science and Technology Studies. I hope that STSGRAD-L will be a model for H-STS.
|Address:||Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
408 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1220
|Interests:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
B.A. Biology (University of Chicago)
M.A. Science and Technology Studies (Cornell University)
Ph.D. Science and Technology Studies (Cornell University)
My research focuses on the comparative and international politics of biomedicine, specifically genetics and biotechnology. I am currently working on 3 projects:
1) a book comparing the development of genetic testing for breast cancer in the United States and Britain;
2) understanding the politics of patenting medical biotechnology in Europe to understand the relationship between biotechnology and globalization; and
3) exploring the role and success of patient advocacy groups in the US and Europe.
I teach courses on the politics of genetics and biotechnology, science and technology, and international health.
Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the National Politics of Health Care. (Inside Technology Series) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (forthcoming).
“Knowledge is Power: Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer and Patient Activism in the US and Britain” in How Users Matter. Trevor Pinch and Nelly Oudshoorn, eds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (2003).
“Regulating Risk: Defining Genetic Privacy in the US and Britain.” Science, Technology, and Human Values. (Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2004).
“Architectures of Genetic Medicine: Comparing Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer in the USA and UK.” Social Studies of Science. (Vol. 35, No. 1, February 2005).
“Reconceptualizing Technology Transfer: The Challenge of Building an International System of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer.” Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, edited by David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz, University of Wisconsin Press (in press).
“The Patent is Political: The Consequences of Patenting the BRCA genes in Britain.” Community Genetics Supplement. (in press)