SoS 57- Faith, Food, and Fat with Jessica Hardin

This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Jessica Hardin, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Rochester Institue of Technology. Dr. Hardin’s work focuses on the intersection of medicine and religion shapes lived experiences of chronic illness.

In this episode, she chats with Chris and Cara about her work on religion and health in Samoa and the Samoan diaspora. Her latest book, “Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa” discusses this work in depth. To contact Dr. Hardin, check out her website with RIT or her personal webpage

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.

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Caroline Owens, Email:, Twitter: @careowens

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