S. Scott Graham is the director of the Scientific and Medical Communications (SAMComm) Laboratory and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His principal research expertise is in cross-domain scientific and medical communication, with particular emphases on 1) expert and public stakeholder participation in science-policy deliberation and 2) catalyzing transdisciplinary research aimed at addressing wicked health/environmental problems.
Scott’s recent book, The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015, University of Chicago Press) chronicles three years of ethnographic research and nearly ten years archival research into interdisciplinary pain medicine and related public policy. He explores the resonance between pain science’s efforts to establish an integrated mind/body approach to treating pain and the new materialist movement in science and technology studies. (Sample.)