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Nora Kenworthy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research explores the politics of global health, the sociopolitical impacts of HIV initiatives in southern Africa, and the changing roles of corporations in shaping health policy in the US and abroad. Nora’s most recent research looks at the ethics and implications of the use of crowdfunding to cover essential healthcare costs in the US and globally. Kenworthy is the author of Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (2017, Vanderbilt University Press), which won Vanderbilt’s Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize. She is co-editor of the books Case Studies in Corporations and Global Health Governance: Impacts, Influence, and Accountability (2016, Rowman & Littlefield) and HIV Scale-up and the Politics of Global Health (2015, Routledge). Her work has been featured in such media outlets as Bloomberg, the Atlantic, and NPR's Marketplace Weekend. She holds a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

Sub-specialties: Medical Crowdfunding (ie., gofundme, Watsi, etc.), Global health and politics (especially in Africa), Corporations and global health

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