Current Scholar

Angela Adler

PhD Student, Sociology
Angela Adler
Academic Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Location: Lincoln, Nebraska Cohort Start Year: 2018
Research Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Food Systems and Nutrition, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Health Care Quality, Violence and Trauma
Populations Served: Children and Families, Adolescents (12-20 years), African-American/Black, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, LGBTQ+ Communities, Low-Income Communities, Native/Tribal/Indigenous Peoples, Pacific Islanders, People with Disabilities, Women's Health, Young Children (0-5 years)

FOCUS
Tens of millions of Americans suffer from one or more illnesses of uncertain cause, such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, migraine, and autoimmune conditions. These conditions disproportionately affect women and people of color, and advances in medicine have not led to advances in curing or preventing these conditions. Angela’s research examines the historical development of these diagnoses and how they connect to social forces, including gender and racial oppressions. By looking at the social and historical development of these medical ideas, medicine can approach these conditions in different ways in the effort to identify their true causes and develop preventions and cures.

MORE ABOUT ANGELA
With her transdisciplinary education in medicine, the social sciences, and critical theory, as well as her experiences as a disabled, queer single mother, Angela uniquely approaches studying medical conditions that affect our society’s marginalized populations.

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