Katharina Rynkiewich

Katharina Rynkiewich, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Dr. Katharina Rynkiewich is an anthropologist of health and medicine who studies the social and cultural dynamics of antibiotic prescribing practices in the United States. Dr. Rynkiewich has conducted extensive ethnographic research among medical professionals in North American settings ranging from academic medical centers to skilled nursing facilities. Her most recent research focuses on regional networks of medical care that include the outpatient prescription and use of antibiotic medicines. Before coming to Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Rynkiewich earned graduate degrees at The University of Chicago (MA) and Washington University in St. Louis (PhD), and worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University (2020-2022).