Researcher, Health & Data

Kellie Owens

Kellie Owens is a sociologist investigating the role of technology and data in health and medicine.

Kellie Owens is a researcher on the Health & Data team at Data & Society. She conducts research on the ethical use of technology and data in medicine. Her most recent projects explore how new technologies and data sources impact risk management and decision-making in medical fields such as obstetrics and clinical genomics. She is particularly interested in understanding when and how new technologies can worsen or ameliorate health inequities.

Kellie’s research has been published in journals such as Science, Technology, and Human Values and Social Science and Medicine, and has received prizes from the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), The American Sociological Association, and the American Anthropological Association. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University, and was formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and a Predoctoral Visiting Research Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Harvard University.

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