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Rene Almeling

Faculty Fellow

Rene Almeling

Associate Professor of Sociology
Yale University

Rene Almeling’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of gender, medicine, and economics. Her book, Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press, 2011), received the Best Book Award from the Body and Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association and the Diana Forsythe Prize from the American Anthropological Association. Currently, she is doing research on a variety of genetic and reproductive technologies, including a national survey of American’s attitudes toward genetic risk (with Shana Gadarian), a mixed-method examination of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and a survey of women’s experiences with in vitro fertilization. In addition, she has started a new book project on the history of medical specialization. She received a B.A. in Gender Studies and Religious Studies from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

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