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Adrienne Strong

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Biography

Adrienne Strong is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. She received a joint PhD in sociocultural anthropology, with a specialization in medical anthropology, from Washington University in St. Louis and the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She also has a certificate from Washington University in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Strong’s current work with AMDD focuses on the resocialization of childbirth within biomedical health facilities in Tanzania in the context of a birth companion pilot program. For this project, she is also examining local constructions of choice and care related to maternity services and pregnancy. Dr. Strong’s previous research in Tanzania has focused on ethnographic, political economic, and historical investigations of maternal mortality and access to care, particularly the pathways leading to maternal deaths in biomedical health facilities. Dr. Strong has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, and a P.E.O. Scholar Award for her research.

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