Susan Craddock

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
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Craddock posing for a portrait.

AIDS, disease, health, Tuberculosis , Public-private networks for neglected disease vaccine and drug production

My research focuses on responses to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pandemic flu. One aspect of my research looks at how governments, communities, and organizations mobilize responses to outbreaks of diseases in the US and globally, and the implications of these responses for affected communities. With my colleague Tamara Giles-Vernick, I've looked at responses historically and currently to outbreaks of influenza, including the several controversies over global and national reactions to the recent H1N1 pandemic. Another area of research focuses on critical analyses of the growing field of global health. How organizations like the Gates Foundation are shaping understandings of health problems as well as their interventions, which diseases and conditions become visible while others remain unnoticed, and what convergence of factors shape the contours of risk and vulnerability are key questions in this area of inquiry.  Finally, in a newer arena of NSF-funded research I am examining partnerships forming among universities, pharmaceutical companies, funding agencies, and nonprofit entities to produce new drugs and vaccines for tuberculosis for the first time in several decades. How collaborations of these very different entities work, the scientific and regulatory innovations emerging from them, and the opportunities and challenges of producing new therapies outside of typical profit-making incentives form key questions of this work.

Selected Publications
Tuberculosis and the Anxieties of Containment: Craddock, Susan, Harris Ali and Roger Keil, Eds., Wiley-Blackwell, Networked Diseases: Emerging Infections in the Global City, 2008.

Market Incentives, Human Lives, and the AIDS Vaccine: Craddock, Susan, Social Science and Medicine, 64, 5 1042-1056, 2007.

The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Craddock, Susan, Peyi Soyinka-Airewele and Rita Kiki Edozie, Eds., CQ, Reframing Contemporary Africa, 2009.

Influenza and Public Health: Learning from Past Pandemics. Craddock, Susan, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Taylor and Francis, Author, 2010.

Drug Partnerships and Global Practices: Craddock, Susan, Journal of Health and Place, 18, 3 , 2012.

Critical Interventions in Global Health Geographies: Governmentality, Risk, and Assemblage : Craddock, Susan, Tim Brown, Alan Ingram, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2012.