Martine Lappé, Ph.D

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Martine Lappé is a Fellow at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and an Associate Professor of Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society in the Social Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a medical sociologist, bioethicist, and feminist science and technology studies scholar. Her research focuses on lived experiences of health, science, and medicine and she is a member of the Pediatric Innovation Initiative (PII).

Dr. Lappé earned her PhD in sociology from the University of California, San Francisco and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Institute for Society and Genetics and Columbia University’s Center for Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurological, and Behavioral Genetics. Her scholarship has been published widely in the fields of sociology, anthropology, bioethics, pediatrics, and science and technology studies.

Her current projects explore parent and caregiver experiences and perspectives related to early life adversity and resilience, and the intersections of scientific and medical knowledge production, health equity, and lived experiences of pregnancy and parenting in the United States.

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