Answering AIDS: The United States and the United Kingdom Confront a Health Policy Crisis

Starts:
12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Location:
96-100 Cummington Mall, Room 241
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/sociology/files/2015/04/padamsee.pdf
2014-15 Sociology Seminar Series featuring Tasleem Padamsee

Dr. Padamsee is a medical and political sociologist with supplementary interests in women’s studies. Her research agenda explores the nexus of social inequality, public policy, and health care. She is the Principal Investigator for two major ongoing projects. The first is an in-depth comparative study of how HIV/AIDS policies have been made in the United States and the United Kingdom over the past 30 years. This research draws on more than 200 original interviews with national-level policy makers, and is the subject of a book manuscript entitled, Answering AIDS: The United States and the United Kingdom Confront a Health Policy Crisis (under review). It has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Reed Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. Her second project is a multi-method study of how diverse women at elevated risk for breast cancer make prevention decisions, and the effects of these decision-making processes on physical and psychosocial health. This new research is funded by a K01 award from the National Cancer Institute.