Danya Glabau: From patients to users and the fears and hopes of managing ones health – The Human Show Podcast 1






Danya Glabau is a medical anthropologist and the founder of Implosion Labs, an ethnography-driven research and consulting group focused on health and technology. She teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a Core Faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

She has conducted and published research on food allergies and food culture in the United States, changing business models in the pharmaceutical industry, and how virtual reality will shape future conceptions of identity and embodiment.

In this episode she will be talking to us about her research within the food allergy sector, specifically about the Epipen and people’s relationships to it.

We will also cover what it means to be a patient and how it influences the use and development of medical technologies. Lastly we will be talking about what it’s like to work in the medical sector as an applied anthropologist.

Danya Glabau – LinkedIn

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Mentioned in podcast:

Northwell Health, a not-for-profit healthcare network (the largest integrated health system in New York State, based on patient revenue) offering a range of outpatient services.

Danya’s work:

Glabau, D. (2016). “Pricing the EpiPen: Drug Prices, Corporate Governance, and the Financialization of Biomedicine.” in  Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology.

Glabau, D. (2016). The Moral Life of Epinephrine in the United States. Issues, 4, 2.

Follow Danya at: 

Danyaglabau.com (for scholarly research and writing)

Implosionlabs.com/ (ethnographic research and consulting company)


#Medical technology #applied anthropology #sociality and allergy

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