I'm a rising fourth year MD/PhD student in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. I'm chronically inter/transdisciplinary, and have a wide range of influences from the biological sciences, anthropology, social epidemiology and science & technology studies.
Right now, I'm exploring the emergence of digital health, which encompasses everything from mobile health to personal genomics and Fitbits. The work I am thinking of bringing to the workshop is a term paper I've written about patient engagement and health technology. It explores the use of mobile phones, online forums, and patient portals to engage people in their own health.
In particular, I'd like some help in shifting the focus of this paper to look at a specific program that targets pregnant women and new mothers in developing countries with informational text messages, promising "the power of health in every mama's hand". It's a little muddy thus far - but I think there's a feminist technology studies critique hidden in there and I'd love help pulling it out.
Relatedly, I love scifi and speculative fictions, particularly featuring women and people of color, and am just beginning to explore these engagements with technology and its effect on the way we understand ourselves and what it means to be human.
I'm so excited to be a part of this workshop and look forward to learning with y'all!