is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purchase College. Dr. Karlberg has practical research experience in medical sociology, epidemiology, public health, feminist research and science and technology studies, but her overall focus has been the examination of institutions and individuals interacting with technologies and shifting identities. The overarching theme is technologization, including biomedicalization, and the life course, but her research incorporates traditional sociological variables as well as the systems of inequalities that come with them. Kristen lives in Bedford with her husband, father, two boys and two golden retrievers (also boys!). She holds a PhD in Medical Sociology from UCal San Francisco.