CLAM – Centro Latino-Americano em Sexualidade e Direitos Humanos

Rosana Maria Nascimento Castro Silva

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Adjunct Professor at the Department of Health Policies and Institutions at the Institute of Social Medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IMS/UERJ). She has a Doctorate and Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Brasília and Bachelor in Social Sciences with specialization in Social Anthropology from the same university. Specialist in Public Health with an emphasis on Health Technology Assessment at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – Fiocruz Brasília. She performed a post-doctoral internship at the Institute of Social Medicine of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (IMS / UERJ). She is also author of the book “Political economies of disease and health: an ethnography of pharmaceutical experimentation” (2020) and co-organizer of the collection “Anthropologies, health and crisis contexts” (2018). Member of the Anthropology and Health Committee of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology. Full member of the Research Ethics Committee of the IMS/UERJ. Associate editor of the magazine Interface – Comunicação, Saúde, Educação. Physis Review Editor: Revista de Saúde Coletiva. Conducts research on flows and practices in the field of pharmaceutical research on human beings in Brazil and actions of collectives and associations of patients seeking access to experimental treatments. Currently investigating scientific and biomedical practices involving vaccines and drugs in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Main areas of interest are: anthropological theory; anthropology of science and technology; health anthropology; ethnography; medicines; race and genetics; racism and health; research ethics.

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