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profileEarly Career Researcher; UNC Project-China

Qingyan Ma is a medical anthropologist who has been conducting anthropological research on contemporary China for over ten years. Dr. Ma received a PhD in anthropology from Temple University (January 2014). Her dissertation research is on the transformation of rural public health in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province with a focus on reproductive risk among ethnic minority women. She also received an MA in medical anthropology from Sun Yat-sen University, for which she conducted field research in Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM to explore the sociocultural construction of TCM in 2005. Qingyan is currently an Early Career Researcher for the NIH funded project on HIV cure. She is working with Dr. Joseph Tucker and Dr. Weiping Cai on UNC Project-China. Her research is based at the Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital to study the discourses and knowledge of HIV/AIDS risk across the board and how they affect individual medical experience and personal well-being as well as the unintended consequences of upcoming HIV cure research, globalization and consumption on individual health.

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