Jaimie Morse

Area(s) of Interest:  Law and Society; Science and Technology Studies; Medical Sociology; Social Movements; Global Health; Gender and Sexuality

Current Research
Jaime received a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley and an MA in Public Health from UCLA. She is a Science in Human Culture Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellow at Northwestern. Her research lies at the intersection of law, medicine, and science and technology studies. Under the supervision of Professor Steve Epstein, she is conducting research on the adoption and institutionalization of sexual assault medical forensic exams (commonly known as “rape kits”) in emergency medicine since the 1970s in the United States. She also works with Professor Carol Heimer as a Research Assistant at the American Bar Foundation as part of her NSF-funded comparative study of the role of law in medicine that is grounded in ethnographic work and interviews on the use of rules (broadly conceived) in HIV/AIDS clinics in the US, Uganda, South Africa, and Thailand.
 
Awards/Honors
2011, Robert F. Winch Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Second-Year Paper, Northwestern University Department of Sociology

2010-2011, MacArthur Foundation grant (through Northwestern) for research project entitled “Constructing the Case for Universal Treatment: AIDS, TB and Malaria” with Professor Carol Heimer

2009, Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Northwestern University

2009-2014, University Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University

2006, Member, Iota Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health

2005, Drabkin Foundation International Internship Grant in Community Health Sciences

2005, UCLA Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health Internship Grant

2005, University of Michigan Population Fellows Program Graduate Applied Project Grant

1999-2000, Fulbright Fellowship, Field of Economic Development, Malawi, Central Africa
 
Relevant Links
Science in Human Culture Program

American Bar Foundation