MEET DR. KNOPES
JULIA KNOPES, Ph.D. is a Research Associate in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Bioethics. She completed her doctoral work in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Knopes holds a M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in English from Washington & Jefferson College. Dr. Knopes is a health humanist with interests in the ethnography of clinical education and mental health services.
Dr. Knopes is a public speaker and peer support facilitator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She believes strongly in elevating the voices of people with serious mental illness.
Dr. Knopes has experience in ethnographic research and medical and health humanities pedagogy. She is passionate about interdisciplinary teaching that centers on anthropology, while drawing widely on the health humanities and bioethics. With intensive training in both the humanities and social sciences, she brings a robust perspective to all dimensions of her work.