Researcher, Health & Data

Livia Garofalo

Livia Garofalo is a cultural and medical anthropologist and a researcher on the Health & Data team at Data & Society. She is interested in understanding how people experience and treat conditions of illness and distress inside and outside clinical settings. Her recent projects have examined the delivery of critical care, the intersection of labor, technology, and health, and ideas of subjectivity and mental health. She has done research in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

Livia has a PhD in Anthropology and a Masters in Public Health from Northwestern University. Her doctoral research on inequality, trauma, and economic crisis in intensive care units in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been funded by the U.S. Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She also holds a BA and MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Her twitter handle is @livgar_

All Work

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    Data & Society
      “Distance is not the opposite of presence. Absence is.”    How do professional providers navigate legal and ethical issues embedded in distanced intimacy? Which considerations should mental health care platform... Read more
    January 2022