Shan-Estelle Brown is an applied critical medical anthropologist looking at the relationship between inequality and poor health outcomes. Her research centers on 1) the relationship between medical technologies and people, 2) perceptions of risk and well-being, 3) structural facilitators and barriers to access to healthcare, and 4) the study of writing and pedagogy in Anthropology.
She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Internal Medicine - AIDS Program at Yale School of Medicine. She is currently sponsored by a National Institute on Drug Abuse supplement to a placebo-controlled, randomized trial of buprenorphine treatment for opioid-dependent people living with HIV/AIDS and under community correctional supervision in Washington, D.C. (NIDA R01DA030768) Her involvement on the project is to explore structural and psychological facilitators and barriers to adopting healthy behaviors from a community-based approach. A related project looks at online discussion board users’ posts about buprenorphine to understand users’ preferred method of drug delivery and what influences these preferences.
Brown, S., Altice, F. 2014 Self-Management of Buprenorphine/Naloxone among Online Discussion Board Postings. Substance Use & Misuse. Accepted for the Special Issue “Cultures, Drugs, and Drug Users”.
Meyer, J., Wickersham, J., Fu, J., Brown, S., Sullivan, T., Springer, S., Altice, F. 2013 Partner Violence and Health among HIV-Infected Jail Detainees. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2013;9(3):124-141.
Althoff, A., Zelenev, A., Meyer, J., Fu, J., Brown, S., Spaulding, A., Altice, F. 2013 Correlates of Retention in HIV Care after Release from Jail: Results from a Multi-site Study. AIDS and Behavior. Oct;17 Suppl 2:S156-70.
Weisberg, D., Balf-Soran, G., Becker, W., Brown, S., Sledge, W. 2013 “I’m Talking about Pain”: Sickle Cell Disease Patients With Extremely High Hospital Use. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2013 Jan;8(1):42-6
Mednick, L., Brown, S., Weatherley-White, R.C.A., et al. 2013 Causal Attributions of Cleft Lips and Palates across Cultures. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 50(6): 655-661.