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Jill A. Fisher

Jill A. Fisher

My work focuses on the politics of medicine in the United States, particularly the ways in which healthcare is being shaped by neoliberal ideologies. One stream of my research examines the organization of pharmaceutical clinical trials, especially those drug studies that are conducted in private practices and for-profit research settings around the country. My first book on the topic (Medical Research for Hire: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials) was published by Rutgers University Press in 2008. I am currently working on a new book focusing on healthy volunteers' participation in clinical trials. My second area of research explores the social and organizational implications for hospitals of new tracking technologies that monitor the real-time location of equipment, patients, and staff.