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Rachel Washburn - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Rachel Washburn Rachel Washburn

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Health and Society | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Rachel Washburn is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Health and Society Program at Loyola Marymount University. She received her doctorate in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco. Rachel’s research explores the politics of knowledge production in the environmental health sciences. She is currently working on a project that examines debates about the human health harms of pesticide exposure in the US during the latter part of the twentieth century. Rachel is also a co-author with Adele Clarke and Carrie Friese on two books on Situational Analysis, a qualitative research methodology. At LMU, Rachel teaches courses on the sociology of health and illness, environmental sociology, and science, technology, and society.

Education (2)

University of California, San Francisco: Ph.D., Medical Sociology 2009

University of California, Santa Cruz: B.A., Sociology 1999

Areas of Expertise (3)

Sociology of health and illness

Science and technology studies

Situational Analysis

Articles (2)

Conceptual Frameworks in Scientific Inquiry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Approach to Pesticide Toxicity (1948–1968)

American Journal of Public Health

2019-11-01

https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305260

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Review of "Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

2017. Invited Review of Cordner, Alissa. Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health. New York: Columbia University Press. Medical Anthropology Quarterly (published online November 21, 2016)