DR. JULIA KNOPES is Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Bioethics. She completed her doctoral work in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an ethnographer of medical education in the United States and an epistemologist of biomedicine. Her dissertation, entitled "The Social Construction of Sufficient Knowledge at an American Medical School," was based on fourteen months of ethnographic research with medical students and faculty at an allopathic school in the American Midwest. Learn more about Julia's research in her CV.
Julia has extensive experience in medical and health humanities pedagogy, program administration, and curricular design. She is passionate about the inclusion of social sciences and humanities into contemporary health professions training and bioethics education.
Julia's research and pedagogy is informed by medical anthropology and sociology, bioethics, science and technology studies (STS), and ethnographic methods. With intensive training in both the humanities and social sciences, she brings a robust, interdisciplinary perspective to all dimensions of her work, from teaching to research and program administration.