Institute of Development Studies
Dr Megan Schmidt-Sane is a postdoctoral researcher with the Institute of Development Studies on the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform. She is a medical anthropologist working on social science research, with a focus on epidemic diseases, political economy, community resilience, and urban health, mainly in East Africa and South Asia. Her doctoral dissertation research (funded by the National Science Foundation), focused on the political economy of HIV risk among men in an informal settlement in Kampala, Uganda. In collaboration with colleagues from Makerere University and UNICEF, she co-led research on the social context of Ebola in Uganda’s borderlands during the ongoing 2018-2019 epidemic in the DRC.