Kristen Hanich is an American applied anthropologist and data scientist with a background in public health. She works as a market research analyst, and is currently studying digital health and mobile trends across the globe. She is also responsible for a quarterly report tracking the activities of leading tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and […]
About Verónica Reyero
Having had an American mother and a Spanish father, she grew up accustomed to cultural differences, linguistic diversity and feeling between two worlds. In 2014, motivated by personal vital questions she studied "American identity" by interviewing people in different parts of North American territory.
In 2016 Verónica graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Granada (Spain). For her final undergraduate project she studied the doctor-patient relationship in Planned Parenthood consultation, focusing on the process of hormonal contraceptives prescription. Intrigued by the social impact of legal drug consumption she unrolled a Master's Degree on Rational Use of Medicines at the University of Valencia.
She is interested in the applicability of anthropology to the area of healthcare, and in the integration of techniques such as user experience design to improve people's experiences in health systems.
Entries by Verónica Reyero
What medicines do we take more and why? What do we expect from the medicines we consume? In times of collective doping, I think it´s good to reflect on these types of issues. We know that people have always used substances for different reasons. Recent discoveries also point out that neanderthals had used penicillium or acid […]
In the following post I pretend to foreground certain spaces of the “anthropological blogosphere”, that is to say, anthropology blogs in the web. In recent years, blogs have proved to be not only an effective tool for transmitting scientific knowledge, but also an interesting object for anthropological analysis. I would like to underline the important […]
Since 2009, when smartphones appeared into our lifes, numerous mobile applications for qualitative research have been put out in the market and at our disposal. These apps are revolutionizing the ways to conduct researches, changing the way we make questions, how we select participating subjects for a study, or how we produce and store data. This penomena […]
The area of health is one of the fields where anthropology is proving its utility. From the classical studies on ‘doctor-patient’ relationships to the latest contributions to the world of E-Health, our discipline sheds light on these issues and makes visible what for many is still invisible. The fields of Medicine and Pharmacology […]
The days 4th and 5th of November of 2016 the city of Tartu (Estonia) hosted hundreds of anthropologists. There were all kinds of them. Some came from nearby places like Helsinki, or Lithuania and others did a long trip, coming from places such as United States or Australia. Some of them are anthropologists with a […]