Laura Heinemann is interested in medical anthropology, kinship, and the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine, as well as in health care, family and social support in health and illness, and hospital social work. She recently earned a Joint PhD in Anthropology and Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation research project, entitled “Transplanting Kinship: Transplantation, Kin Relatedness, and Daily Home Life in the U.S. Midwest,” received funding from the National Science Foundation. This year, she will work toward publishing her dissertation as a book, and will initiate ethnographic research on patients’ self-management of end-stage renal disease and dialysis in the context of daily life and under changing U.S. health policy.
Laura Heinemann, PhD. M.S.W. Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
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