Dr. Victor Braitberg

 

Dr. Victor Braitberg is a Cultural Anthropologist whose research lies at the intersection of medical anthropology and Science and Technology Studies. His work is broadly concerned with the ethnographic and historical study of the ways that biomedical knowledge and technological practices are used as political and ideological resources for mediating social inequalities. For the last 13 years he has studied how information and communication technologies are used to mediate health care inequalities in the United States. Since 2003, his research on telemedicine has traced the linkages between the medical field, telecommunications, defense, and aerospace industries, and government policies to address issues of access to health care for poor and marginalized communities. Dr. Braitberg is especially interested in working with graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the history and ethnography of Western medical systems, the health professions, and the politics of expertise.