Marlee Tichenor is a medical anthropologist interested in the politics of evidence and data in global health policy and intervention. For her PhD at the University of California Berkeley and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), she conducted a multi-sited ethnographic study of pharmaceutical interventions, antimalarial resistance research, and community-based approaches to the fight against malaria in Senegal. Her dissertation received the UCSF Forsythe Dissertation Award for Social Studies of Science, Technology & Health. As a postdoctoral research fellow with the Global Health Governance Programme at the Usher Institute, she investigates the development of metrics at the World Bank for measuring success in global health projects, along with their impact on health policy and our conceptions of health and illness.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."