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Elaine M. Drew PhD

Elaine M. Drew PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Family Medicine
Division: Research
Program: Medical Effectiveness Research Center


Research Experience

  • Applied Medical Anthropology & Community-Based Participatory Research; Social Science Research Methods, Qualitative & Mixed-Method Approaches; Obesity & Chronic Disease (Diabetes, CVD, & Hypertension), Women’s Health; Social Epidemiology, Political Economy of Health, & Health Disparities Research; Populations: Women, Alaska Natives, Older Adults, US Latinos From CV
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Qualitative research methods, including ethnography and field notes, in-depth structured and semi-structured interviewing, focus groups, Photovoice, and mixed methods including social network analysis, social mapping, and psychometric scales. I use Atlas.ti software for content analysis of textual data, and SPSS for statistical tests.
  • Leadership Positions

  • Course Director, M2 Health Policy Course
  • Publications

  • Patient-provider communication about gestational weight gain among nulliparous women: a qualitative study of the views of obstetricians and first-time pregnant women. (Duthie EA, Drew EM, Flynn KE) BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013;13:231 PMID 24330402
  • Deconstructing fatalism: ethnographic perspectives on women's decision making about cancer prevention and treatment. (Drew EM, Schoenberg NE) Med Anthropol Q 2011 Jun;25(2):164-82 PMID 21834356
  • Sharing results from complex disease genetics studies: a community based participatory research approach. (Boyer BB, Mohatt GV, Pasker RL, Drew EM, McGlone KK) Int J Circumpolar Health 2007 Feb;66(1):19-30 PMID 17451131
  • Situating stress: lessons from lay discourses on diabetes. (Schoenberg NE, Drew EM, Stoller EP, Kart CS) Med Anthropol Q 2005 Jun;19(2):171-93 PMID 15974326
  • The pivotal role of cardiac self-care in treatment timing. (Schoenberg NE, Amey CH, Stoller EP, Drew EM) Soc Sci Med 2005 Mar;60(5):1047-60 PMID 15589673
  • Articulating silences: experiential and biomedical constructions of hypertension symptomatology. (Schoenberg NE, Drew EM) Med Anthropol Q 2002 Dec;16(4):458-75 PMID 12500617
  • Unraveling the mysteries of timing: women's perceptions about time to treatment for cardiac symptoms. (Schoenberg NE, Peters JC, Drew EM) Soc Sci Med 2003 Jan;56(2):271-84 PMID 12473313