Jessie Saul, Ph.D.

Jessie Saul held her Stetten Fellowship from 2001-2002. For her research project “AIDS, Safety, and Scientific Practice at the NIH,” Saul examined how scientific and clinical research practices and the identification of threats to safety co-evolved in the context of blood-borne viral risks in the blood supply.  Through tracing the history of blood safety at the NIH, Saul explored the issue of safety from a pragmatic viewpoint: which institutions and organizations served as centers of expertise on emerging risks? How did scientists from those organizations determine what constitutes a threat to safety? How did practices designed to keep laboratory technicians safe correspond to those designed to protect the safety of patients, clinical physicians, or nurses?

Saul holds a PhD in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University.  She is currently Director of Research at North American Quitline Consortium.

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Last updated: 29 March 2012
First published: 2 February 2005
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