Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. in Communication, 2016
Research Field: Critical Health Communication and Qualitative Methods
Dissertation: Control, Cure, and Prevention: Situating Global Response to Tuberculosis in San Diego County

University of California, San Diego
M.A.in Communication, 2009

University of South Florida
B.A. in Liberal Studies with Distinction, 2005
Concentrations: Anthropology, Communication, Photography

South East Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College
A.S. in Photography, 2001

 

APPOINTMENTS

University of South Florida (2016-Present).
Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Communication.

 

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of California, San Diego (2017).
Research Consultant: Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition.

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (2016).
Visiting Scholar: Department of Sociology.

University of California, San Diego (2015-2016).
Research Assistant: Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. 
Project manager responsible for the development of a written history of LCHC, including its translation into a permanent webspace.

American University of Paris, Paris, France (2013-2014).
Visiting Scholar: Department of Global Communications.

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (Spring 2013).
Evaluation Research Specialist: Qualitative methods specialist and member of a research team that developed an evaluation plan for a pilot summer learning program for San Diego area elementary school students.

University of California, San Diego (2012-2013).
Research Assistant: Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition.
Member of a research team that wrote, developed, and edited an Internet portal charting the history of LCHC, including its scholarly contributions and impact.

University of California (2012).
Summer Residency: Disability, Design, Curation, UC Humanities Research Institute.

University of South Florida (2004-2007).
Social and Behavioral Researcher: FMHI (Now College of Behavioral & Community Sciences).
Conducted research on cultural competence and mental health, including data collection and analysis; cross-interview analysis; written reports and presentation of findings at national research conferences.

University of South Florida (2004-2007).
Program Development: FMHI (Now College of Behavioral & Community Sciences).
Assisted in the development of distance learning graduate certificate coursework in children’s mental health. 

National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations (2004-2005).
Research Consultant: Conducted research related to Mental Health service use for racial/ethnic minorities with emotional/behavioral disorders to identify culturally appropriate evidence-based practices.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Books:
Friedman, L. (In preparation). Global Health Discourse Protocols in a Community Context: Communicating Locally about Tuberculosis. Critical Cultural Studies in Global Health Communication. New York, NY: Routledge. 

Journal Articles:
Friedman Aytes, L. (2016, October). This time nothing: An autoethnographic visual illness narrative. The Intima, a Journal of Narrative Medicine, online at http://www.theintima.org/this-time-nothing-reflections-on-storytelling. 

Journal Articles under Review:
Friedman, L. “Boundary Object Theory and Infectious Disease Control: Tuberculosis as Concept, Object, and Consequence.”

Journal Articles in Preparation:
Friedman, L. “Space, Place, and Public Health: Mapping a Public Health Center and Global Infectious Disease Policy.”

Friedman, L. “Compulsory Patients and Willing Participants: Navigating Power Relationships in an Ethnography of Tuberculosis.”

Research Monographs and Reports:
Friedman, L., Callejas, L., Nesman, T., Mowery, D, & Gamache, P. (2006). Research with African American Populations. In M. Hernandez, T. Nesman, M. Isaacs, M., L.M. Callejas, & D. Mowery (Eds.). (2006). Examining the research base supporting culturally competent children’s mental health services (Making children’s mental health services successful series, FMHI pub. no. 240-1) (pp. 23-56). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Friedman, L., Callejas, L., Nesman, T., Mowery, D, & Gamache, P. (2006). Research with Asian Pacific Islander Populations. In M. Hernandez, T. Nesman, M. Isaacs, M., L.M. Callejas, & D. Mowery (Eds.). (2006). Examining the research base supporting culturally competent children’s mental health services. (Making children’s mental health services successful series, FMHI pub. no. 240-1) (pp. 23-56). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Friedman, L. (2005). Literature review and analysis: Evidence-based treatment/intervention and practices for mental health related to racial/ethnic populations. Tampa, FL: National Alliance of Multi-ethnic Behavioral Health Associations.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Friedman, L. (2013, October). What's your story? Questions of power and publics in the treatment of tuberculosis. Paper presented at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Friedman, L. (2012, September). Discourses of Tuberculosis in San Diego County. Paper presented at the TB Education and Training Network Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Friedman, L. (2012, April). This Time Nothing: The Material Role of Visual Praxis in Expressing Experiences of Illness. Paper presented at the Cultural Studies Association’s Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Friedman, L. (2012, April). The Wellcome Collection: Materiality and Dialogism in Museums. Paper presented at the Presentation for the Cultural Studies Association’s Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Friedman, L. (2011, November). Ethnographic Methods in a study on Tuberculosis. Paper presented at the CommGarden Graduate Conference, San Diego, CA.

Friedman, L. (2011, May). Visual Methods: Theory Meets Praxis. Paper presented at the CommGarden Graduate Conference, San Diego, CA.

Friedman, L. (2009, April). This Time Nothing: Analysis of a Visual Narrative. Paper presented at the Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

Friedman, L. (2009, February). A Divided Friendship. Video screening and panel discussion at the 31st Annual CineFestival, San Antonio, TX.

Hernandez, M. & Friedman, L. (2007, May). Organizational and research based strategies for increasing access and utilization of mental health services for diverse populations. Presented at the Building on Family Strengths conference, Portland, OR.

Batsche, C., Chiriboga, D., Hernandez, M., & Friedman, L. (2007, March). Defining what we mean by mental health disparity: Finding a shared definition to drive research and development in the field. Topical Discussion at the 20th Annual Research and Training Center Conference on a System of Care for Children's Mental Health, Tampa, FL.

Friedman, L., Batsche, C., Chiriboga, D., & Hernandez, M. (2007, March). Defining what we mean by mental health disparity: Finding a shared definition to drive research and development in the field. Poster presentation at the 20th Annual Research and Training Center Conference on a System of Care for Children's Mental Health, Tampa, FL.

Friedman, L. (2006, February).  Evidence-based practices and their impact on families and consumers of color. Symposium Presentation (Hernandez, M., Isaacs, M., Echo-Hawk, H., & Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Symposium Chairs) at the 19th Annual Research and Training Center Conference on a System of Care for Children's Mental Health, Tampa, FL.

Friedman, L., Mowery, D., Hernandez, M., Nesman, T., Maylott, M., & Burrus, T. (2006, February). Examining the research supporting cultural competence in children's mental health: Latino Populations. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Research and Training Center Conference on a System of Care for Children's Mental Health, Tampa, FL.

 

INVITED TALKS

Friedman, L. (2017, April). Boundary object theory and infectious disease control: Negotiating among situated notions of disease. Paper presented at the Department of Communication Colloquium.  University of South Florida: Tampa, FL.

Friedman, L. (2014, March). Advertising, consumption, and desire. Guest lecture for Media, Youth and Global Popular Culture. American University of Paris: Paris, France.

Friedman, L. (2014, February). Subculture and Cultural Flows. Guest lecture for Media, Youth and Global Popular Culture. American University of Paris: Paris, France.

Friedman, L. (2013, June). The Future of Communication Research: Questions of Power and Publics. Invited Keynote Panelist at UCSD’s Department of Communication’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. San Diego, CA.

Friedman, L. (2008, May). Illness Narrative and Visual Methods. Invited speaker for the National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Association policy meeting. Baltimore, MD.

 

SELECTED MEDIA PRODUCTION WORK

2009, A Divided Friendship. A collaborative documentary short focusing on the development and construction of a triple-enforced border wall in Southern California. Film screenings throughout San Diego, CineFestival 2009, and Binational Association of Schools of Communication (Binacom) Conference 2009.

2008, This Time Nothing. An autoethnographic exploration of an experience with life-threatening illness. Shown in galleries across Florida.

2005, Tomatoes, Peanuts, and Fresh Squeezed Juice: A Visual Ethnography. A photo ethnography exploring central Florida roadside produce stands and the people behind them.  Published by DocumentaryWorks.

2004, Platform Florida: Travel, Adventure, and Motion. Platform is a community collaboration of artisans and art lovers showing unique and innovative work in art, film, and sound. 

2003, Florida Boom Towns: A Visual Ethnography. This photo ethnography examines the boom towns that emerged as a result of large-scale growth during the 1920s as they exist today and was selected for exhibition in Daytona, Florida.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, University of South Florida
Health Communication, 2017
Media and Illness, 2017 & 2018
Women and Communication (Cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies), 2017 & 2018

Instructor, University of California, San Diego
Living and Dying: Communication, Media & Politics of Medicine, 2014
Introduction to Communication and Culture, 2012
Co Instructor: Journalism: Writing & Reporting the News, University of California, San Diego Academic Connections Program, 2008

Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego
Contemporary Minority Media Makers, 2013
Muir College Critical Writing Program, 2011-2012
Television and the Public, 2011
Advertising and Society, 2011
Methods of Media Production, 2010-2011
Communication and Culture, 2010
Introduction to Communication, 2009
Gender Studies: Archive of Anorexia, 2009

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Doctoral Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship Fund Research and Writing Grant, 2015
  • University of California, San Diego Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2015
  • Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship Fund Research and Writing Grant, 2014
  • Department of Communication Research Grant, 2012
  • Teaching Fellowship Grant, Center for Teaching Development, University of California, San Diego, 2012
  • Department of Communication Summer Research Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 2012
  • Department of Communication Summer Research Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 2011
  • New York Times Educational/Cultural Funding for documentary work on A Divided Friendship, 2009
  • Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California: Four years of tuition, fees and stipend, 2007-2011
  • University of South Florida photography grant for ethnographic work on Tomatoes, Peanuts, Fresh Squeezed Juice: A Visual Ethnography, 2005

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Reviewer, International Communication Association, Health Communication Division, 2017
  • Reviewer, Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare, 2017
  • Reviewer, Health Communication, 2016
  • Reviewer, Health Communication, 2015
  • Reviewer, Health Communication, 2014
  • Graduate intellectual life coordinator for the Department of Communication, including the development of a department speaker series, UCSD, 2012-2014
  • Planning team member for Department of Communication Graduate Conference, UCSD, 2011
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Development Committee Member, Department of Communication, UCSD, 2009-2011
  • Chancellor’s Committee for the Status of Women Representative, UCSD, 2008-2010
  • Hiring Committee Member for Department of Communication, UCSD, 2008
  • Representative at the General Council of UCSD Graduate Student Association, 2007-2009

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Communication Association

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2012-2014, Volunteer at Health and Human Services Agency, working the field of health communication. Tasks included assessing appointment reminder strategies and patient follow through; testing and redesigning outreach and informational documents with focus groups; and working with the CureTB Referral Program, a binational program that supports continuity of care for individuals with active TB and their contacts by facilitating the exchange of information between health systems. San Diego, CA. 

2010, Worked with Casa Mantay, a non-profit organization that shelters, orientates and teaches useful skills to teenage mothers from 12 to 18 years old and their children. Cuzco, Peru.

2006-2007, Participated as an inaugural member of USF’s Service Learning Leadership Academy, which combining training and discussion meetings with service in year-long community projects. Collected visual and oral histories of elderly residents of East Tampa, a historic community part of Florida’s Front Porch Initiative working toward holistic community revitalization. Tampa, FL.

2005, Worked with the Chico Mendes Foundation, which focuses on reforestation and is based in Pachaj, Guatemala.

2005, Worked with Casa Xejaju’s La Pedrera Project, which aims to encourage the development of a self-supportive economy and culture in the indigenous communities of La Pedrera and Xelaju, Guatemala, 2005.