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John Aggrey

John Aggrey, Postdoctoral Associate

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John Aggrey, Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Science, Technology, and Society
280 Alumni Mall, 124 Lane Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

John K. Aggrey is a Postdoctoral Associate with a joint position at the Science, Technology, and Society Department and the Fralin Life Sciences Institute (FLSI). His research deals with risk perception and emerging infectious disease outbreaks, with a particular focus on rural and urban populations in Africa. He has studied both Ebola and COVID, most recently focusing on how a sense of risk is constructed in communities, and how social and political contexts shape emerging infectious diseases.Description here. 

  • Global Health
  • Epidemics and Society
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Socio-cultural Studies of Health and Medicine
  • Environmental Sociology
  • PhD, Louisiana State University.
  • MA, Louisiana State University.
  • MPhil, University of Ghana.
  • BA, University of Ghana.
  • Member, Society for Social Studies of Science
  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, African Studies Association

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