Research with HealthyVOICES and
A large part of the appeal for me of a cultural studies orientation to research is its intense commitment to modes of collaborative (rather than individualized) research. Working together transdisciplinarily enables us to arrive at richer and better understandings of our world. On this page, you will find links to the published products of my involvement with a research project led by Dr. Jill Fisher of the Center for Bioethics at UNC. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the project began as a 5-year study exploring the participation of healthy volunteers in Phase I clinical trials in the U.S. The study was expanded with a 4-year renewal to more specifically address the ethical, policy, and translational issues of Phase I clinical trials. I serve as a research assistant on the project: editing and verifying transcripts, conducting interviews, participating in research meetings, and collaborating on manuscripts.