Dr. Naomi Adelson

As a medical anthropologist, Naomi Adelson's theoretical interests are founded on a critical study of bodies and health and, more specifically, on the naturalization and medicalization of social and historical inequality. Professor Adelson works primarily with First Nations communities in Canada, and has conducted research in collaboration with the Whapmagoostui Cree of northern Qu├ębec since the late 1980s. Her research interests have included health and health disparities, concepts of stress, and the role of e-health and health communications technologies in the transforming landscape of health and health care in the Indigenous north. Currently, Professor Adelson is exploring a period of Whapmagoostui's recent past through the lens of the working history of a nurse who served this community through the mid-1960s.

Dr. Naomi Adelson's Biography and Research Profile