Corinne Hale

Credentials: Haiti

2021 SKJ Fellow

Corinne Hale is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology focusing on medical anthropology. She is also pursuing a PhD minor in gender and women studies, doula training, and a Master of Public Health. Her primary research interests include reproductive health care, intergenerational maternal knowledge and practices, gender relations, and the interplay of international non-profit organizations, religion, and politics on maternal and reproductive health. With the generous support of the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, Corinne’s predissertation fieldwork will focus on documenting the roles Haitian midwives play in ensuring the health and well-being of patients in their care. Her study is designed to engage with nurse-midwives to better understand the inter-workings of Haiti’s maternal health system beginning in Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, as well as document midwives’ perceptions of maternal health care and their role in the Haitian health system.