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Laura L. Heinemann is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Cultural and Social Studies at Creighton University. In her research and teaching, she explores her central interests in medical anthropology, kin relationships, and informal, home-based caregiving in the context of biomedical health care in the United States. She also has developed new interests in the anthropology of food and nutrition, and in the anthropology of aging and the lifecourse. Her training in hospital-based social work also has shaped her research interests. Heinemann is the author of Transplanting Care: Shifting Commitments in Health and Care in the U.S. (Rutgers University Press, 2016).
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, medical anthropology, other
Area(s) of Expertise
health and care/caregiving/care work; U.S. households and everyday home life; kinship and health care; lifecourses; food and health
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment