Current Scholar

Angela Adler

Angela Adler
Academic Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Location: Lincoln, Nebraska Cohort Start Year: 2018 Research Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Family and Social Support, Health Care Education and Training, Health Care Equity and Trust, Health Care Quality, Health Disparities, Healthy Food Access, Patient-Centered Care, Social Determinants of Health, Violence and Trauma Populations Served: Adolescents, African-American/Black, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, LGBTQ Communities, Low-Income Communities, Native Alaska, Pacific Islanders, People with Disabilities, Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Single Parents, Tribal Communities, Women's Health, Youth
PHD Student, Sociology

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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