Carol Heimer, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University; Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation; LAPA Fellow.

Clinical Guidelines and the Politics of Health: Financing HIV Treatment

Date: 
Mon, 02/25/2008
Location: 
12:15 - 1:30 PM, 165 Wallace

On Monday February 25, the Economic Sociology workshop and the Program in Law and Public Affairs will jointly welcome Professor Carol Heimer. She will be speaking to us about her current important project: "Clinical Guidelines and the Politics of Health: Financing HIV Treatment." The project is based on ethnographic work and interviews in HIV/AIDS clinics in the US, Uganda, South Africa, and Thailand. LaTonya Trotter, a Ph.D. candidate in Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will comment.

Carol Heimer is a Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. She is also currently a LAPA Fellow. She is a leading scholar in the analysis of medical practice, management of risk, trust, and the social impact of law. She’s the author of: Reactive Risk and Rational Action: Managing Moral Hazard in Insurance Contracts ; Organization Theory and Project Management; and For the Sake of the Children: The Social Organization of Responsibility in the Hospital and the Home.

We will serve a light lunch. Because we must arrange for food and seating, please let us know in advance if you plan to attend. If you are coming, send a message to our workshop coordinator Emily Marshall at emarshal@princeton.edu by 10am on Wednesday February 20.