Suzanne Morrissey is a medical anthropologist and OCHIN Qualitative Research Associate IV who began her career in health interventions, public health program evaluation and applied ethnography as a research associate with the Syracuse Healthy Start Program, a HRSA-funded infant mortality prevention project. Suzanne holds a doctorate in anthropology from Syracuse University and prior to joining the Research Team at OCHIN, she held a fulltime faculty appointment at Whitman College (2008 to 2021) where she taught courses across the curriculum including research methods and ethics, medical anthropology, ethnography and cross-cultural health systems. Her fieldwork has engaged topics ranging from infant feeding practices in Ireland and chronic illness and integrative medicine in Canada to indigenous medicine and midwifery in Ecuador, telemedicine in Costa Rica and law enforcement diversion in the United States. Suzanne is committed to mixed-methods research that realizes the power of iterative analysis and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative health data to achieve health equity. At OCHIN her projects focus on understanding social determinants of health and evaluating their interaction with healthcare delivery and outcomes.
Morrissey SE, Nyrop, K. and Lee, T. Landscapes of Loss and Recovery: The
Anthropology of Police-Community Relations and Harm Reduction. Human
Organization. 2019; 78(1): 28-42.
Morrissey SE. Motherhood, Poverty, and the WIC Program in Urban America: Life Strategies. 2016. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lexington Books Politics and International Relations Series.
Morrissey SE and Keith P. From Our Strength: Two Births and Indigenous Politics in Cañar, Ecuador (DVD Run time: 37 min). 2014. Berkeley Media, LLC.
Morrissey SE. Metaphors of Relief: High Risk Pregnancy in a Context of Health Policy for the “Undeserving” Poor. Human Organization. 2010; 69(4): 352-61.
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