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Global Health & Social Medicine

Dr David Reubi

David ReubiDavid Reubi is a sociologist and anthropologist trained at the London School of Economics (MSc, 2001; PhD, 2009). His work explores the biopolitics of global health and biomedicine, drawing on insights from post-structuralist thought and social studies of science. David’s research interests include: Africa and the non-communicable disease epidemic; health activism and biological citizenship; neoliberalism and the economisation of global health; global health and the politics of epidemiological evidence and numbers; as well as human rights and bioethics. His work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Brocher Foundation, the European Research Council and the Economic Social and Research Council. Before joining King’s College London, David worked at the London School of Economics, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. 

Theme: Medical Innovations for Chronic Conditions

Projects & Grants: 
Wellcome Trust 3-Year Research Fellowship in Society and Ethics, The Biopolitics of the African Smoking Epidemic – Activism and Knowledge in International Initiatives to Reduce Tobacco Use and Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reubi, D. (forthcoming, 2016), ‘Epidemiological Rule: Epidemiologists, Numbers and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Control in the Global South’. Herrick, C. and D. Reubi, Eds., The Geographies and Biopolitics of Global Health, London: Routledge.

Reubi, D., Herrick, C. and T. Brown (2015). ‘The Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in theGlobal South’. Health & Place doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.09.001 (Published as part of a Special Issue on the Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South edited by D. Reubi, C. Herrick and T. Brown).

Reubi, D. (2015). ‘Modernization, Smoking and Chronic Disease: Of Temporality and Spatiality in Global Health’. Health & Place doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.04.004 (Published as part of a Special Issue on the Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South edited by D. Reubi, C. Herrick and T. Brown).

Reubi, D. (2013). ‘Health Economists, Tobacco Taxes and International Development: On the Economization of Global Health beyond Neoliberal Structural Adjustment Policies’. BioSocieties 8(2):205-228.

Reubi, D. (2012). ‘Making a Human Right to Tobacco Control: Expert Networks, Framing and the Right to Health’. Global Public Health 7(S2):S176-190 (Published as part of a Special Issue on Framing Global Health Governance edited by C. McInnes, D. Reubi, A. Roemer-Mahler, S. Rushton, A. Kamradt-Scott, K. Lee, O. Williams and M. Woodling).

Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

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