Why I Research
U-M researcher is recognized by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for pioneering prostate cancer discovery
Chinnaiyan was recently honored with the prestigious Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for pioneering prostate cancer discovery.
2022 – Featured Researchers
Shobita Parthasarathy explores comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation and associated policy to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political and health implications.
Erica Marsh leads research that focuses on biological and social disparities in reproductive health. She uses community engaged, translational and health services approaches to understand health behaviors around abnormal uterine bleeding and uterine fibroids; utilization of the emergency department for gynecological services; and improving access to fertility and other specialty gynecological services.
Allie Goodman is interested in the history of the carceral state, the history of the juvenile legal system and the history of welfare for children and families during the Progressive Era. Her research engages with questions about belonging, discourse, custody, class, race, ethnicity and childhood to understand the role of legal institutions and of the legal realist movement in the everyday lives of families living within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court in Chicago.
Anna Kirkland is a sociolegal scholar working on the relationships between health, law and rights in the contemporary United States. Her latest work involves the implementation and politics of Section 1557, the nondiscrimination clause of the Affordable Care Act, with a focus on transgender healthcare rights and insurance coverage and access. Kirkland is currently writing a book about civil rights in healthcare contexts throughout the United States. Kirkland also is director of the U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
Ayse Eldes is an undergraduate who is studying economics and politics. She was born in Bangladesh to Turkish parents, and she moved to Northwest Chicago in the third grade. Following the 2016 military coup in Turkey, Ayse began helping connect refugees with the services they need. She founded Minority Student Education Resource Center to continue her mission of improving students’ access to resources and guidance as they pursue education. She is also the co-Editor-In-Chief of the U-M Undergraduate Research Journal.