HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo joined Drexel University Assistant Professor Ali Kenner to discuss her book manuscript on asthma

Laura Mamo

In January, Mamo and UCSF Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine Ian Whitmarsh, were participants in an author-meets-critic discussion of Ali Kenner’s book manuscript "To Breathe: The Place of Asthma in US Healthcare" at Drexel University. The ethnography examines asthma through the voices and concerns of asthmatics and those who care for them, and looks at the biomedical, community and embodied approaches to the disease.