Susanne Bauer

Since 2009 research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Having moved to science studies from a background of environmental science and epidemiology, my research fields include the history of recent biomedicine, epidemiology, risk assessment practices and environmental health. In particular, I have been interested in research collections and archives, including databases and biobanks, in the practices of data organization, mining and processing and in scientific visualizations and imaging. My current research is on Soviet and post-Soviet biomedical studies of radiation exposures, 1970 to present. Before joining this project, I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (2005-2009) and at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin (2007-2009). From 1997 up to my PhD in 2004 (Dr Public Health, University of Bielefeld), I was involved in radiation epidemiology projects in the former Soviet Union.

Research areas: Contemporary history of epidemiology, science and technology studies (STS), Epidemiologic databases and visualisations, environmental epidemiology and risk assessment.

Recent Publications:
The population as a laboratory - Epistemic and visual cultures of epidemiology, 1955-2005, Årsskrift for Medicinsk Museion 2006, 3. årgang, 24-34.

The Genomics of Environmental Response: Re/Visions in Risk Assessment?, in: Yearbook 2006 of the Institute for Science, Technology and Society, Graz.

Biomedizinische Wissensproduktion in Überdrehung Zu Meta-Studien als ‚Evidenztechnik’, in: U. Bergermann / C. Hanke / A. Sick (Hrsg.): Überdreht, Spindoctoring, Politik, Medien, Bremen 2006, 133-142. Umwelt, Gene, Gender.

Multiplikationseffekte im Umfeld der Genomforschung, in: NTM Internationale Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Ethik der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 14 (2006), 241-250.

Weblink: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/staff/members/sbauer


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