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Kelly Joyce, PhD

Director, Center for Science, Technology & Society; Professor

College of Arts and Sciences






Joyce's research investigates the role of medical imaging technologies in medical practice; scientific and technological innovations aimed at older people; and the lived experiences of people diagnosed with autoimmune illnesses. Her work highlights the cultural dimensions of medicine. She teaches courses on the social dimensions of health and illness as well as courses on the values embedded in technological design and use. Joyce previously was an associate professor of sociology at the College of William and Mary. She also served as a program director for the Science, Technology and Society program and the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program at the National Science Foundation from 2009-2011. She received the Director's Award for Collaborative Integration for contributing to the education of ethical scientists, interagency collaboration and extraordinary efforts in integrating ethical expertise with scientific knowledge in 2011. Her book Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency won the Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award, which is given by the Medical Sociology section, American Sociological Association.

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