Susan Craddock, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2006
Susan Craddock (Center for Bioethics, Academic Health Center; Women’s Studies and Institute for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts)
Professor Craddock studied Somali communities in the Twin Cities to focus on their perspectives on tuberculosis and its treatment. She also examined Somali accounts of their immigration experiences and living conditions in the United States as a way to better understand the social and economic factors that place Somalis at higher risk for contracting the disease. As a result of her work at the IAS, Professor Craddock received a grant with John Song (Center for Bioethics; Department of Medicine, Medical School) from the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences to continue researching TB among the Somali community. She also received a grant from the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences with Tamara Giles-Vernick (History, CLA) and Jennifer Gunn (History of Science and Medicine, Medical School) to research case studies of 1918 flu pandemic. She received a third grant, from the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Research Circles with Tamara Giles-Vernick, Jennifer Gunn, Patricia Lorcin (History, UMN), John Eyler (Surgery, Medical School), and John Song for circulations of medical knowledge.
Tagged Academic Health Center, Center for Bioethics, CLA, epidemic, flu pandemic, Gender Studies, Global Studies, grant, GWSS, Jennifer Gunn, John Eyler, John Song, Medical School, Patricia Lorcin, Somali, Susan Craddock, Tamara Giles-Vernick, tuberculosis