Anastasia Hudgins, PhD

Anastasia Hudgins, PhD
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Research Consultant


Public Health Interests:

Fracking, risk, inequality, sex work, policies, food, Cambodian communities, qualitative methods, patients' experiences in the emergency department, illness experience, women and work

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

I have a broad background in cultural anthropology, with specific training and expertise in ethnographic research and medical anthropology. My research includes analyses of the processes affecting the health and human rights of marginalized populations, analysis of health-seeking behaviors and understand problems associated with a poorly funded health care system in Cambodia, and perceptions of risk among rural Pennsylvanians living adjacent to hydraulic fracturing well sites. As qualitative research consultant on an on-going study of patient needs as they transition from emergency department discharge to home, I assist with the research design, data collection instruments oversight of the data collection, and coding. In addition, I have successfully administered several projects (e.g. IRB protocol, research design, staffing, research protections, budget), trained student ethnographers, collaborated with other researchers, and produced several peer-reviewed publications.

Select Publications:

2016 Hudgins, A and KL Rising. “Fear, Vulnerability and Sacrifice: Drivers of Emergency Department Use and Implications for Policy,” Social Science & Medicine. Published online: September 19, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.09.030.

2016 Rising, KL, A Hudgins, M Reigle, JE Hollander, BG Carr. “I'm Just A Patient": Fear and Uncertainty as Drivers of Emergency Department Use in Patients With Chronic Disease,” Annals of Emergency Medicine. Published online: May 4, 2016. 

Hudgins, A., Poole, A., (2014). Framing fracking: private property, common resources, and regimes of governance. Journal of Political Ecology, 21, 303-319.

Hudgins, A. (2013). Fracking’s future in a coal mining past: subjectivity undermined. Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment, 35(1), 54-59.

Poole, A., Hudgins, A. (2013). I care more about this place because I fought for it: exploring the political ecology of fracking in an ethnographic field school. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 3(1), 1-12.

Hudgins, A. (2006) "Policies and Competing Understandings of Risk: Nongovernmental Organizations’ Discourses on Vietnamese Commercial Sex Workers in Cambodia." PhD dissertation. Temple University. Department of Anthropology.