Honors and Awards
- Committee on Aid to Faculty Research Grant, Providence College, 2014
- School of Professional Studies, Summer Scholar Award, Providence College, 2014
- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Connecticut College, 2008-2010
- Graduate Society Fellowship for Dissertation Completion, Harvard University, 2006-2007
- Community Health Practice, Providence College, Fall 2010-
- Epidemiology, Providence College, Fall 2010-
- Culture, Health and Illness, Providence College, Fall 2010-
- Senior Seminar, Providence College, Fall 2010-
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Journal Articles (5)
Overutilization, Overutilized Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2015)
Overutilization is commonly blamed for escalating costs, compromising quality, and limiting access to the US health care system. Recent estimates suggest that nearly one-third of health care spending in the United States is a result ...
Critical Anthropology of Global Health 'Takes a Stand' Statement: A Critical Medical Anthropological Approach to the US' Affordable Care Act Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2014)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010—the U.S.'s first major health care reform in over half a century—has sparked new debates in the United States about individual responsibility, the collective good, and the social contract. ...
Insurance Accounts: The Cultural Logics of Health Care Financing Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2014)
The financial exuberance that eventually culminated in the recent world economic crisis also ushered in dramatic shifts in how health care is financed, administered, and imagined. Drawing on research conducted in the mid-2000s at a ...
Take A Stand Commentary: How Can Medical Anthropologists Contribute to Contemporary Conversations on "Illegal" Im/migration and Health? Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2011)
Of the estimated 214 million people who have migrated from poorer to richer countries in search of a better life, between 20 and 30 million have migrated on an unauthorized, or “illegal,” basis. All have ...
It Gets Better if You Do? Measuring Quality Care in Puerto Rico Medical Anthropology (2010)
Quantifying quality is supposed to unite health policy, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of constant improvement. In practice, significant gulfs separate how policymakers, health plan administrators, and consumers write and talk ...
Other Professional Writing (3)
Access Denied: A Conversation on Unauthorized Im/migration and Health (Contributor) (2009)
Welcome to ACCESS DENIED: A Conversation on Unauthorized Im/migration and Health! The aim of this blog is to stimulate dialogue about a vital global health challenge: unauthorized migrants’ and immigrants’ lack of access to health ...
Book Reviews (3)
Healing the Body Politic: El Salvador's Popular Struggle for Health Rights from Civil War to Neoliberal Peace (Rutgers 2010) by Sandy Smith-Nonini (2013)
The article reviews the book "Healing the Body Politic: El Salvador's Popular Struggle for Health Rights from Civil War to Neoliberal Peace," by Sandy Smith-Nonini.