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Dr. Emily Anne McDonald


PhD in Anthropology, Rutgers University


Emily Anne McDonald is a cultural anthropologist broadly interested in embodiment, the politics of health and everyday experiences of risk. Her doctoral research (Rutgers University) addresses the emerging market in medical tourism in Argentina, and was based on fifteen months of Fulbright and NSF-funded ethnographic research with patients, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and government officials.
Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. Working with Pamela Ling, she conducts ethnographic and qualitative research in New York City examining a range of topics, including nondaily smoking among young adults, anti-tobacco media, e-cigarettes and the informal economy in tobacco.