Paige standing on a pier in front of a lake

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Paige Edmiston is a Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology. Her research focuses on how digital technologies are impacting the U.S. medical system and the implications of this “digital health transformation” for access and equity. She is currently working on a project about the first patient-led, open-source nonprofit to seek the Food and Drug Administration’s clearance for a medical device. 

Prior to graduate school, Paige worked with startups developing new medical devices and digital health technologies. 

Paige's advisor is Alison Cool.


  • 2022. Dantzer, Alexandra and Edmiston, Paige.  “Introducing: Yours Sincerely, An Uncertain Anthropologist.” American Ethnologist.

  • 2021. Edmiston, Paige. What’s Behind Match Day’s Algorithm? SAPIENS Anthropology Magazine. March 2021

  • 2021. Edmiston, Paige.  Dear Sylvie: A Handful of Letters to Nearly Perfect Strangers. Anthropology and Humanism.


2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship