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About Jessica Mulligan

Jessica Mulligan is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College. She teaches courses in public health, social studies of illness, and health policy. Trained as a medical anthropologist, her current research project uses life history interviews to explore the health and financial impacts of insurance coverage on the formerly uninsured. She has published journal articles in Medical Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (forthcoming). Her first book, Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico was just published by NYU Press. She received her doctorate in anthropology from Harvard University in 2007.


Present Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Providence College

Curriculum Vitae

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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-

Contact Information

Department of Health Policy and Management
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Howley Hall 204
Providence, RI 02918-0152


Books (3)

Journal Articles (9)

Other Professional Writing (3)

Book Reviews (3)