Patient Involvement in Medical Research: Trends, Challenges, and Untapped Potential

(Note:  I wrote this paper as part of a grad school application in November, 2016.) In their interactions with the medical and scientific research community, the traditional role of patients has been that of “passive research subject.”[1] However, a complex interplay of changing social, political, economic, and technological dynamics is fundamentally upending the process of … Continue reading Patient Involvement in Medical Research: Trends, Challenges, and Untapped Potential

My Grad School App Personal Statement

Last year (November, 2016), I applied to a sociology graduate school program.  I'm going to share my personal statement, redacting just a little bit of information. The reasons that I have decided to pursue a graduate degree in sociology twenty years after obtaining my B.A. in political science are complicated.  This personal statement provides an … Continue reading My Grad School App Personal Statement