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The Promises and Perils of a Produce Prescription Program: A Qualitative Exploration
April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Allison Schlosser is a doctoral candidate in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on health beliefs and healthcare experiences among socio-economically marginalized populations in the United States. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2002) and a Master of Social Work degree in gender, health, and community practice from Washington University (2007). She has conducted research on the prevention and treatment of drug use for the last 10 years, using mix-methods to examine residential treatment, community-led prevention efforts, and harm reduction approaches. Her current research focuses on two areas: 1) examining how clients experience treatment for drug dependence as cultural concepts of “addiction” and beliefs about appropriate intervention are flux, and 2) understanding how people who are food insecure experience interventions aimed at meeting their nutritional needs. The overarching goal of this work is to understand how cultural, political, and economic factors influence how marginalized members of society experience health and healing using methods that foreground their voices.