THE DIVERSITY MANDATE IN US BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH: PRECISION, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY
- Date: –15:00
- Location: Engelska parken Will be announced soon.
- Lecturer: Janet K. Shim, PhD, MPP, is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
- Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
- Contact person: Patricia Lorenzoni
Shim received a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her current program of research focuses on two main areas: the sociological analysis of the science of health disparities and the study of the interactional dynamics of healthcare encounters and their consequences. Her work has been supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
She is a co-editor of Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U.S. (Duke University Press, 2010) and the author of Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease (New York University Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her articles have appeared in journals such as American Sociological Review, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Science, Technology & Human Values, Social Science and Medicine, Social Studies of Science, and Sociology of Health and Illness.