Jason Johnson Peretz is an Oxford-trained medical anthropologist and a Sr Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF. His research includes the role of law and politics in shaping individual and social health, particularly for the LGBT and HIV-affected communities.
Medical anthropology encompasses qualitative (ethnographic) and quantitative (epidemiological) data gathering and analysis. Taking a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach, Jason works to identify and address vulnerabilities to health by connecting the stakeholders involved in delivering medical, legal, and social care to client communities.
Through policy work on the impact of homophobic violence on HIV outreach worldwide, and research studies with hyper-marginalized communities in San Francisco, Jason focuses on how divergent health outcomes in different populations are rooted in the way law and culture shape public policy and community response to the vulnerability inherent in the human condition. Jason also holds a master’s degree in Catholic theology. www.jason-johnson-peretz.com