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Allie Reichert

Graduate Student

Alexandra (Allie) Reichert is a PhD Student in the Anthropology Department at Vanderbilt University, (started fall 2021).

She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2018 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Anthropology of Global Health. Her research interests center on medical anthropology, women’s health, intercultural health, Indigenous health, Latin America, Ecuador, and Amazonía. She is interested in how diverse conceptions of healing might work together to achieve health equity.

Ms. Reichert received a Fulbright Research scholarship in 2018 to Ecuador. Her research investigated health care inequalities among Kichwa women living in the highland and Amazonian regions of the country. She worked alongside Kichwa women in both regions to write an ethnography and influence lasting policy change. 

In 2019, she worked at Health Affairs health policy journal in Washington, DC, as a project coordinator, blog editor, and writer. Allie then worked as a research assistant in the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security on analysis related to the COVID-19 policy response in Latin America, health systems strengthening, biosecurity, and international pandemic preparedness policy. She also serves as a part-time Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Health Strategy Group, where she facilitates a yearly conference for US health care leaders and writes a summary policy report for the US Congress, with the goal of influencing change across different areas, including maternal mortality in 2020 and incarceration and health in 2021.

Outside of research, Allie enjoys running, hiking, vegetarian food, and talking about Existentialism.

 

Awards

Fulbright Research Grant, Ecuador, 2018-2019