Brassfield, Elizabeth, Manisha Mishra, and Mara Buchbinder. 2019. Responding to Requests for Aid-in-Dying: Rethinking the Role of Conscience. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 9(1):67-72.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2019. The Power of Suggestion: Disclosure Ideologies and Medically Assisted Death. Medical Anthropology Theory 6(1): 5-29.

Buchbinder, Mara, Elizabeth Brassfield, and Manisha Mishra. 2019. Health Care Providers’ Experiences with Implementing Medical Aid-in-Dying in Vermont: a Qualitative Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 34(4): 636-641.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2018. Choreographing Death: A Social Phenomenology of Medical Aid-in-Dying in the United States.  Medical Anthropology Quarterly 32(4):481-497.

Buchbinder, Mara, Enioluwafe Ojo, Laila Knio, and Elizabeth Brassfield. Caregivers’ Experiences with Medical Aid-in-Dying in Vermont. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 56(6):936-943 .

Buchbinder, Mara and Thaddeus Pope. 2018. Medical Aid in Dying in Hawaii: Appropriate Safeguards or Unmanageable Obstacles? Health Affairs Blog. August 13.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2018. Access to Aid-in-Dying in the United States: Shifting the Debate from Rights to Justice. American Journal of Public Health 108(6):754-759.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2017. Assisted Dying and the Physician’s Duty to Inform. Journal of Medical Ethics 43:666-669.


Britton, Laura, Rebecca Mercier, Mara Buchbinder, and Amy Bryant. 2017. Abortion Providers, Professional Identity, and Restrictive Laws: A Qualitative Study. Health Care for Women International 38(3):222-237.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2016. Scripting Dissent: US Abortion Laws, Medicine, and the Politics of Scripted Speech. American Anthropologist 118(4):772-783.

Buchbinder, Mara, Dragana Lassiter, Rebecca Mercier, Amy Bryant, and Anne Drapkin Lyerly. 2016.Reframing Conscientious Care: Providing Care and Maintaining Integrity When Law and Conscience Collide. Hastings Center Report 46(2):22-30. 

Buchbinder, Mara, Dragana Lassiter, Rebecca Mercier, Amy Bryant, and Anne Drapkin Lyerly.  2016. “Prefacing the Script” as an Ethical Response to State-Mandated Abortion Counseling. AJOB – Empirical Bioethics 7(1):48-55.

Mercier, Rebecca, Mara Buchbinder, and Amy Bryant. TRAP Laws and the Invisible Labor of US Abortion Providers. 2016. Critical Public Health 26(1):77-87.

Mercier, Rebecca, Mara Buchbinder, Amy Bryant, and Laura Britton. 2015. The Experiences and Adaptations of Abortion Providers Practicing Under a New TRAP Law: A Qualitative Study.Contraception 91(6):507-512.

Buchbinder, Mara and Dragana Lassiter. The ScriptIn Somatosphere. Published November 17, 2014.


Buchbinder, Mara. 2017. Keeping out and Getting in: Reframing Emergency Department Gatekeeping as Structural Competence. Sociology of Health and Illness 39(7):1166-1179.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2015. Neural Imaginaries and Clinical Epistemology: Rhetorically Mapping the Adolescent Brain in the Clinical Encounter. Social Science and Medicine. Special Issue: The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health and Humanity. 143:304-310.

Buchbinder, Mara, Rachel Wilbur, Samuel McLean, and Betsy Sleath. 2015. “Is  There Any Way I Can Get Something For My Pain?” Patient Strategies for Requesting Analgesics. Patient Education and Counseling 98(2):137-143.

Isaacs, Cameron, Christine Kistler, Katherine Hunold, Gregory Periera, Mara Buchbinder, Mark Weaver, Samuel McLean, and Timothy Platts-Mill. 2013. Shared Decision Making in the Selection of Outpatient Analgesics for Older Emergency Department Patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(5):798-798.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2012. “Sticky” Brains and Sticky Encounters in an American Pediatric Pain Clinic.Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 36(1):102-123.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2011. Personhood Diagnostics: Personal Attributes and Clinical Explanations of Pain. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25(4):457-478.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2010. Giving an Account of One’s Pain in the Anthropological Interview. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 34(1):108-131.


Buchbinder, Mara and Stefan Timmermans. 2014. Affective Economies and the Politics of Saving Babies’ Lives. Public Culture 26(1):101-126.

Timmermans, Stefan and Mara Buchbinder. 2013. Potentializing Newborn Screening. Current Anthropology. Special Issue: The Anthropology of Potentialities. 54(S7):S26-S35.

Buchbinder, Mara and Stefan Timmermans. 2012. Newborn Screening for  Metabolic Disorders: Parental Perceptions of the Initial Communication of Results. Clinical Pediatrics 51(8):739-744.

Timmermans, Stefan and Mara Buchbinder. 2012. Expanded Newborn Screening: Articulating the Ontology of Diseases with Bridging Work in the Clinic. Sociology of Health and Illness 34(2):208-220. [Reprinted in Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph Series. N. Armstrong and H. Eborall, eds. TheSociology of Medical Screening: Critical Perspectives, New Directions. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.]

Buchbinder, Mara and Stefan Timmermans. 2011. Newborn Screening and Maternal Diagnosis: Rethinking Family Benefit. Social Science & Medicine 73(7):1014-1018.

Buchbinder, Mara and Stefan Timmermans. 2011. Medical Technologies and the Dream of the Perfect Newborn. Medical Anthropology 30(1):56-80.

Timmermans, Stefan and Mara Buchbinder. 2010. Patients in Waiting: Living Between Sickness and Health in the Genomics Era. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(4):408-423.


Buchbinder, Mara, Rachel Wilbur, Diana Zuskov, Samuel McLean, and Betsy Sleath. 2014. Teachable Moments and Missed Opportunities for Smoking Cessation Counseling in a Hospital Emergency Department: A Mixed-Methods Study of Patient-Provider Communication. BMC Health Services Research 14(1):651-9.

Buchbinder, Mara, Jeffrey Longhofer, and Kathleen McCue. 2009. Family Routines and Rituals When a Parent has Cancer. Families, Systems, & Health 27(3):213-227.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2009. The Management of Autonomy in Adolescent Diabetes: A Case Study of Triadic Medical Interaction. Health 13(2):175-196.

Buchbinder, Mara. 2008. “You’re Still Sick!” Framing, Footing, and Participation in Children’s Medical Play. Discourse Studies 10(2):139-159.

Mosavel, Mosavel, Christian Simon, Debbie van Stade, and Mara Buchbinder. 2005. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in South Africa: Engaging Multiple Constituents to Shape the Research Question. Social Science & Medicine 61(12):2577-2587.

Buchbinder, Mara, Mark Detzer, Robert Welsch, Anne Christiano, Jennifer Patashnick, and Michael Rich. 2005. Assessing Adolescents with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: A Multiple Perspective Pilot Study Using Visual Illness Narratives and Interviews. Journal of Adolescent Health 36(1):e9-e13.

Burman, Marcia, Daniel Kivlahan, Mara Buchbinder, Kristine Broglio, Xiao Zhou, Joseph Merrill, Mary McDonell, Stephan Fihn, and Katharine Bradley. 2004. Alcohol-Related Advice for VA Primary Care Patients: Who Gets It, Who Gives It? Journal of Studies on Alcohol 65(5):621-630.


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