University of Wisconsin–Madison

Robinson Awarded Population Health Dissertation Grant

November 2011


Katie Robinson, a M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the History of Science, has received a 2011-2012 UW-Madison Population Health Dissertation Grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program. Robinson plans to use this grant toward her dissertation which explores the history of the Fat Acceptance Movement and its struggles with medical and scientific communities over the last forty years. Her project offers an interdisciplinary understanding of the current “obesity epidemic.” Rather than taking the dangers of obesity at face value, she examines the creation of scientific knowledge as a contested and politically fraught process. Congratulations Katie!