Miranda Waggoner is an assistant professor of Sociology at Florida State University, where she is also affiliated with FSU’s Center for Demography and Population Health. Waggoner’s research examines the social, ethical, and cultural dimensions of biomedical knowledge production. Rooted in the sociology and history of medicine, her work engages pressing ethical concerns in reproductive medicine and health policy. Waggoner has written about pregnancy care, medicalization, and epigenetics, among other topics. She is the author of The Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk (University of California Press), which was awarded the 2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award from ReproNetwork and the 2019 Robert K. Merton Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. Waggoner is also co-editor of a volume on reproduction, health, and medicine in Emerald’s Advances in Medical Sociology book series. Waggoner’s current work focuses on “vulnerable” populations and understandings of risk in biomedical research, particularly with regard to the ethical inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials.
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