Jaimie Morse

Senior Visiting Fellow, 2019-present

Jaimie Morse, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale University. She studies knowledge, technology, and policy in biomedicine and public health, with a focus on the interplay of law, health, human rights, and gender equity in processes of policy change. Her current project examines these dynamics through a focus on the emergence of the sexual assault medical forensic exam (commonly known as the “rape kit”) as a tool of anti-rape activism in emergency medicine in the United States since the 1970s and its adaptation for use with refugees and internally displaced persons. Her work has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Brocher Foundation, as well as Woodrow Wilson and Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships. Morse holds a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University, an MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked for ten years in the field of public health, domestically and internationally.