Katharina Rynkiewich

Katharina Rynkiewich

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/anth/index.html
Postdoctoral Scholar, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Antimicrobial resistance; antimicrobial stewardship; infectious disease specialty practice; hospital ethnography; STS; medical anthropology
Biography

Katharina Rynkiewich is a sociocultural anthropologist with research interests in antimicrobial prescribing and infectious disease practice in the United States. She has over 20 months of fieldwork experience at both public and private healthcare facilities in midwestern states. Her research is focused on the practices of antimicrobial stewardship and the attempted control over antimicrobial prescribing. Furthermore, her research draws on several traditions in medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and the cultural study of institutions. During fieldwork at two urban inpatient hospitals, she elicited the tensions, conflicts, and struggles of infectious disease practitioners as they aim to implement antimicrobial stewardship protocols and influence antimicrobial prescribing habits. She is currently a co-investigator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program and a postdoctoral scholar at Case Western Reserve University.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Midwest
Illinois
Indiana
Missouri
Ohio
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
United States of America
Languages
English