Isabella Schultz

Research Interests Medical anthropology, Maternal Health, Corruption, Supply scarcity, Kinship ties, Bureaucracy, East Africa


Areas of Interest 

I am a Ph.D. candidate with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida. While I was at UF I had the opportunity to complete a honors thesis on maternal mortality in a district hospital in Tanzania with the support of Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. After graduation I decided to continue working at UF as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry studying OCD and Hoarding disorder. I was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the intersection between corruption, maternal health and medical supply scarcity in Tanzania. I am interested in themes like gender, power, and morality in maternal health care settings. I will study how corruption can be defined or experienced in the health sector and how kinship ties and social obligation impact medical providers distribution of medical resources in times of scarcity. 

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida (2021)