Meredith Van Natta
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Meredith Van Natta, PhD

Meredith Van Natta, PhD, is a medical sociologist and postdoctoral associate at Duke University’s Science, Law & Policy Lab (SLAP Lab). Meredith studies the intersection of citizenship and science, medicine, and technology policy. She holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her current research focuses on the ways in which noncitizen patients and their healthcare providers balance biological and social risks amidst contemporary policy uncertainty in the United States. As a postdoctoral associate in SLAP Lab, Meredith is working with an interdisciplinary team examining DNA, Biometrics, and Immigration Policy.