Epicenter research project

Preventing the Spread of Non-communicable Diseases

  • Building and Distributing Preventive Capacity

Preventing the Spread of Non-communicable Diseases: Building and Distributing Preventive Capacity

One of the major issues in relation to non-communicable diseases is how to prevent and control its spread.  In my project, I study such preventive efforts made in relation to atherosclerosis, which causes cardiovascular diseases.  Based on ethnographic fieldwork at a vascular clinic in Denmark, the project investigates how  preventive capacity is build both among health professionals and patients. I am interested in understanding the spread of prevention from the clinic to the home: the way it moves, the form it takes and its transformations. The project thus explores the spread of prevention in socio-material relations.

Contact Researcher

Kathrine Hoffmann Pii

Phd. Student

khp.lpf@cbs.dk