Laura Jones, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow
I am a medical anthropologist studying communication and teambuilding among human primates, specifically operating room staff. Because social rank is so clearly defined in biomedicine and because the risks/rewards of surgery are so great, this is an optimal environment for studying conflict and conflict resolution. Prior to this fellowship, I held another in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine. I spent two years studying culture change in an intensive care unit.
In graduate school at Rice University, I explored the paradoxical convergence of evolutionary medicine and the medicalization of the body advocated by some proponents of cycle-stopping contraception.
Last updated: Sep 19, 2013