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Laura Bothwell, PhD, MA

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Assistant Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Laura Bothwell, PhD, MA

Research Summary

Dr. Bothwell's research explores social, historical, and ethical dimensions of epidemiology-- specifically randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Her current book project examines how international and national policies have influenced trial rigor and ethics, protections of vulnerable trial subjects, and participant diversity in RCTs. She has also explored trends and ethical dimensions of adaptive design clinical trials, as well as the ethics of pharmacoepidemiologic research.


Research Interests

Bioethics; Environment and Public Health; Epidemiology; Ethics; History; History of Medicine; Human Rights; Political Systems; Public Health; Social Justice; Social Medicine; Global Health; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Pharmacoepidemiology; Government Regulation; Vulnerable Populations; Policy; Social Determinants of Health; Public Health Systems Research; Adaptive Clinical Trials as Topic

Public Health Interests

Bioethics; Environmental Health; Ethics; Global Health; Climate Change; Health Policy; History of Medicine and Science; Infectious Diseases; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications