Amelia Jamison is a graduate student and researcher at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are broadly focused on the intersections of applied anthropology and public health, with a specific focus on health disparities in infectious disease. Having completing her M.A.A. in Applied Anthropology in 2014, she is currently pursing an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and is set to graduate in May of 2016.
At the time of the podcast recording she was engaged as a qualitative researcher in several public health projects including: a mixed methods investigation of cultural attitudes surrounding seasonal influenza vaccination; a health impact assessment of potential ‘fracking’ operations in Maryland’s Marcellus Shale; a study of stigma among older Black women living with HIV; and a content analysis of American Twitter responses to the Ebola outbreak. At the time the podcasts were launched she was completing her M.P.H. thesis, analyzing the relationship between vulnerability and risk during the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic.