Dr. Creary is an interdisciplinary social scientist who has worked with the sickle cell and bleeding disorder community as a scientist, policy maker, and public health researcher for over 20 years.
Her primary research interests include how science, culture, and policy intersect, particularly around ethical, legal, and social concerns (ELSI). Through a health equity lens and using historical and ethnographic methods, she uses sickle cell disease as a case to investigate simultaneous constructions of race and science via the development of policy. Her anti-racist research also theorizes how embodied outcomes of accumulated injustice and exclusion inhibit the receipt of justice even via well-meaning programs, policies, and technologies designed to build equity. She speaks on topics of justice, racism and anti-racism in health and biomedicine, COVID-19, identity politics in health, and bioethics. She has been published in Social Science and Medicine, BioSocieties, Law, Medicine, and Ethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, and JAMA Open Network.
Dr. Creary has dedicated her career to health equity, justice and a continuing antiracist practice. She has attained invaluable knowledge through years of research, teaching, organizing and advocacy. The world is changing and now more than ever people and organizations are looking for ways to be more racially and culturally responsible. The health and healthcare issues that plague our societies are complex and diverse and therefore require people who give meaningful attention to equity, anti-racism, and justice.