Jennifer’s expertise is in qualitative and ethnographic research and is broadly concerned with the relationships between global health interventions, politics, and practice. Her main research interests include the ethnography of biomedicine, infectious diseases, global health, and social theory. Jennifer has worked on research in Rwanda for over ten years and has worked in Vietnam for the past four years.
Current research includes exploring the socio-cultural contexts of care and treatment for underserved populations at risk for viral hepatitis in southern Vietnam; experiences of COVID-19 for healthcare workers and communities in Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam; perceptions of death, dying and the body in Vietnam; community attitudes and practices regarding antibiotics in northern Vietnam; and a variety of research alongside clinical trials and studies.
Before joining OUCRU, Jennifer worked with multiple non-governmental organizations (both national and international) in Rwanda. Past work includes ethnographic research with members of HIV support associations in Rwanda, acceptability research within clinical trials regarding women’s health interventions in Kigali, Rwanda, and qualitative research regarding care and treatment-seeking pathways for people with hepatitis C in Rwanda.