The FrameWorks Institute
I have served as a research fellow for The FrameWorks Institute since 2012. FrameWorks is a progressive social science think tank based in Washington, DC that conducts research on how to better communicate with the public about issues of pressing social significance, "bridging" colloquial and expert understandings through analysis of metaphor, narrative, and cognitive framing.
As a scholar of American culture, I have worked on a wide variety of projects, with topics including immigration, child development, adolescent drug use, nuclear policy, farming, economically integrated neighborhoods, the "generation gap," safety in healthcare, and public health.
I have written over 100 articles for Stanford Medicine's blog SCOPE, which presents cutting-edge research to the public. You can see a full author listing here. Below are a few of my favorite pieces.
Exploring the benefits of pursuing anthropology and medicine (original interviews)
Anthropologist discusses Wikipedia’s implications for health information (original interview)
Genetic testing, autism, and “fixing” the pathological body (original reporting)
Stanford alumni aim to redesign the breast pump (original interviews)
Stanford initiative aims to simultaneously improve education and maternal-child health in South Africa (original interview)
Stanford Storytellers: Medical students write a children’s book to comfort and educate (original interview)
A look at our disappearing microbes (original reporting)
The Trump administration says there are two sexes. The science says they're wrong. Mashable. October 23, 2018.
"Abortion doulas on the rise", Record, December 2, 2014
"Doula Activism Improves Pregnant Inmates’ Situation", Record, October 31, 2014