Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD
Shannon Guillot-Wright, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. Broadly, her program of research analyzes health prevention through the discourse of power distribution. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with Filipino migrant seafarers in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork with policymakers in Washington, D.C. Her photo-ethnography with seafarers traces the intersections of migrant citizenship, labor, and political economic practices to understand how structural violence and symbolic violence is embodied. She is currently exploring how policymakers and researchers bridge ideological divides through her ethnographic work with the Research-to-Policy Collaborative. She was a selected artist for the National Academy of Medicine's 'Visualize Health Equity' pop-up gallery in Washington, D.C., is the co-founder and President of TWELVE, a photovoice project that uses photography to highlight the diversity of people, scenery, and architecture, is the founder of Galveston's Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Children’s Defense Fund – Texas. Dr. Guillot-Wright has her Ph.D. in the Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch and M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia University. She is an Associated Research Fellow in UTMB's Behavioral Health & Research (BHAR) Department, Ob/Gyn, where she conducts social health & medicine research, such as analyzing local, state, and national policy and leading the Healthy Relationship Texting Campaign's (HRTC) implementation and design.