Heather Wurtz

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pandemic Journaling Project

Heather Wurtz is the post-doctoral research associate for the Pandemic Journaling Project. She holds a Ph.D. in sociomedical sciences/anthropology from Columbia University. Her research draws primarily on qualitative and ethnographic methods to examine social and health inequalities, with particular attention to the role of migration and human mobility, gender and sexuality, social movements, and the social impact of policy. Her work has received support from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies. In addition to academic scholarship, Ms. Wurtz has worked as an independent research consultant on a range of global health projects with organizations such as the United Nations Refugee Agency and the MenEngage Alliance for Gender Equality. She is also managing editor for the Journal of Global Public Health.

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