Bio

Stephen Molldrem is a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Anthropology. He received his PhD in American Culture with a Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from the University of Michigan in 2019. Stephen is a qualitative empirical researcher situated at the intersection of Sexuality Studies, Social Studies of Health and Inequality, Digital Infrastructure Studies, and Bioethics. His dissertation is titled “Remaking Biomedical Sexualities: Health Technologies and the Governance of HIV in the United States.” The project shows how the digitization of medical records and new uses of data about sexuality, gender, and HIV have become key drivers of changes in how public health institutions manage the sexualities of people living with HIV and sexual and gender minorities. Stephen has a special interest in understanding how federal health policies are implemented in local ecologies of biomedical, public health, and community-based actors. He studies federal policy transformations in health information technology (IT), HIV, and LGBTQ health, and also conducted two years of fieldwork on these topics in metropolitan Atlanta's HIV and LGBTQ health safety nets. Stephen is an engaged scholar involved in policy and advocacy work in LGBTQ health, HIV/AIDS, and health IT. He is a member of the Technical Guidance for Interoperability Work Group of the Health Information Management and Systems Society of North America.

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