Research

Examining development options to address global public health

The lead scholar is Assistant Professor of International Studies Yan Long, a political and organizational sociologist with research interests in the evolution of transnational institutions and their impact on existing forms of domination and resistance. Long’s research into how transnational AIDS institutions shape domestic politics of public health will be published in the forthcoming book Side Effects: The Transnational Doing and Undoing of AIDS Politics in China. Long also studies long-term medical care and chronic diseases in China, and how macro-level changes in medical care policies affect the concepts of disease, illness, and sickness on an individual level.