Critical medical anthropology of drug use and addictions


Jennifer J. Carroll, PhD, MPH, is a medical anthropologist, research scientist, and subject matter expert on substance use and public health. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at North Carolina State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Dr. Carroll’s first book Narkomania: Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine, was released from Cornell University Press in 2019. Based on more than a decade of fieldwork, Narkomania is an ethnographic study of internationally-funded treatment programs for opioid use disorder in Ukraine and the impact of drug use and social imaginations of people who use drugs on Ukraine’s ongoing geopolitical conflict and war with Russia.

Dr. Carroll is also an avid photographer. Her work has been exhibited at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City and has appeared in numerous publications. A gallery of her photos from the 2014 EuroMaidan Revolution in Ukraine can be viewed here.