Betwixt and Between: Studying up American Medicine
Katharina Rynkiewich, Ph.D.
September 17, 2020
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 989 6021 6345
Dr. Rynkiewich is a sociocultural anthropologist with research interests in antimicrobial prescribing and infectious disease practice in the United States. Her current research focuses on practices of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship within regional networks of care, including perceptions and understandings of germs and infection control among healthcare workers. In this talk, Dr. Rynkiewich will draw on her experience working in and around American medical settings to share methods and challenges associated with hospital-based ethnographic research.
Dr. Rynkiewich is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. She has worked with hospital-based practitioners at public and private healthcare facilities since 2013 and is a co-investigator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program (2016-2020). Dr. Rynkiewich was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (2018).