Angela Ross Perfetti, MSc is an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. She is interested in studying critical care practices with ethnographic methods, with a focus on sensory and multi-modal approaches. Her research asks how clinicians think about preventable harms in ICU care and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, and how patients think about survivorship in their own terms. The aims of this longitudinal research are to characterize and address preventable harms in the ICU and cater after-ICU care to the unique needs of these high-risk patients.
Since 2016, she has worked in the Lane-Fall Lab on various projects using qualitative methods in critical care settings. Perfetti’s past work has included research on patient-centered outcomes, quality improvement and patient safety, and health services for immigrant groups in Philadelphia. Perfetti received a BA in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She received her MSc with distinction in Medical Anthropology at Durham University, UK in 2017 with the support of a Thouron Award.