Katherine A. Mason Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Katherine A. Mason is a medical anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in China and the U.S. Her research addresses issues in medical anthropology, bioethics, population health, anthropological demography, global health, science and technology studies, China studies, and gender studies. Her first book, Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health after an Epidemic, based on fieldwork she conducted in southeastern China on the professionalization and the ethics of public health in China following the 2003 SARS epidemic, was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. Mason is currently working on two projects: a collaborative mixed methods project that examines HIV/AIDS stigma among recent Chinese immigrants to New York City, and a multi-sited ethnographic study of perinatal mood disorders in the U.S. and China. Mason is affiliated with Brown's Population Studies and Training Center and the Program in Science and Technology Studies. Her research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Fulbright program, and Association for Asian Studies.

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