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Edward Rohn, Ph.D.

Professional head shot of Edward Rohn.
Title: Director, Assistant Professor - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3099 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8701
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail: [email protected]

Educational Background:
PhD; Medical Anthropology, Wayne State University
MA; Interdisciplinary Studies, Wayne State University
BA; Anthropology, Albion College

Teaching Interests:
Disability studies and quality of life
Medical education and healthcare provider training
Medical anthropology
Research methods

Dr. Rohn is an applied medical anthropologist with a focus on stories in healthcare – particularly, the intersection between patients and providers in the clinical or hospital encounter, as well as the experiences of daily life for each, which may contribute to healthcare delivery. His research areas include persons with spinal cord injury, chronic pain, quality of life, medical education, and the training and making of physicians. His work will move to examine the overlapping trajectories between the lived experiences of people with spinal cord injury and the experiences of the healthcare providers who treat them, and how these two sets of experiences affect medical outcomes. He maintains collaborations with colleagues in the University of Michigan’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and holds a secondary appointment in Oakland University’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Professional Affiliations:
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)

Personal Interests: 
Tabletop miniatures war games, tabletop role-playing games, heavy metal music, and Chow Chows

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]