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Lincoln's research focuses on the cultural politics of health, particularly in Vietnam but also in the United States and elsewhere. Lincoln's overarching themes in writings include the cultural significance of infectious disease, the political economy of health, and shifting patterns of access to health care. Lincoln received a Scholars grant from the National Science Foundation to study medical crowdfunding for cancer in the US in 2020. Lincoln is an editor at the open-access journal Medicine Anthropology Theory and the weblog Somatosphere, and co-directs the Science, Technology, and Society Hub at San Francisco State University.
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Uses a series of cholera outbreaks as a jumping-off point to explore the cultural politics of infectious disease in Vietnam, where transition to a market economy has complicated collective views of risk, morality, and responsibility.