Dr. Moran-Thomas has has conducted field and archival research in Belize, Ghana, Brazil, and the US. Her work, appearing in publications such as Annual Review of Anthropology (with João Biehl) and When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health (Princeton University Press 2013), examines metabolic and parasitic disorders as windows into health politics, lived experiences of environmental change, and the ethics of care more broadly. Her current book project is an ethnographic account of the global diabetes epidemic.
In 2013-2015, she is Cogut Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities at Brown in the Department of Anthropology, affiliated with the Science and Technology Studies Program and the Population Studies Center. In July 2015, she will begin as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MIT.