Family, health and medicine, pregnancy
The family is society’s most basic social institution, and one that has experienced radical changes over the course of a century; over the same time period, medicine and health have become the language in which our culture contends with questions about life and death, what is good, what is right, and what is practical. My research spans both of these areas, but I am most interested in where they intersect: pregnancy, which is seen as both the formation of a family and a centrally important medical event in the lives of women. My recent projects include work on public dialogues regarding “unwanted” pregnancies, social and economic factors related to pregnancy outcomes, and social aspects of infertility treatments and modern obstetric care.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am
PSC Conference Room, 5th fl. McNeil Building
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
103 McNeil Building
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Max Kade Center, 3401 Walnut Street