I am a social scientist with over 10 years of experience collecting and analyzing qualitative data. I am self-directed but also enjoy collaborating with researchers across different professions, including physicians and pharmacists. I am passionate about using research to better understand what people do and why they do it.

Currently, I am a Senior UX Researcher on the User Experience team at Ipsos. Previously, I was an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 where I also hold a master’s degree. Before attending UIC, I received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

My research has appeared in Gender & Society, Social Studies of Science, Sociology CompassPsychCritiques, and MedED Portal. I also recently published a book, Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy, with the University of Minnesota Press.

I am originally from Chicago and currently live in St. Louis where I enjoy embroidering, playing the drums, and relating any life situation to something that happened on The Office.

Please feel free to contact me at: danielle [dot] giffort [at] gmail [dot] com

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