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Crystal Adams Mulenberg College, USA

Crystal Adams is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Muhlenberg College. She is a medical sociologist whose research utilizes qualitative and community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to investigate topics related to health and the environment. She has conducted CBPR-related projects in Rhode Island, the California Bay Area, Grenada, and, most recently, Panama. Her research interests center on how the mainstream health culture in a given region intersects with race, ethnicity, class, and gender to shape patients’ health behaviors and identities. She also studies maternal health and is currently working on a project investigating the work experiences of doulas, or birth coaches, in the United States.