Ed Rohn, PhD is a medical anthropologist and assistant professor of interdisciplinary health sciences at Oakland University (Rochester, MI). The long-term goal of his scholarship is to improve both patient and provider satisfaction and outcomes in coping with disease, striving for healing, and living with and treating chronic illness. His primary focus is on the structure and meaning-making of stories – narratives that patients and providers share with each other, with colleagues, and with those in their social milieu – the role of those stories in diagnosis, learning to treat, and managing disease. He uses qualitative and ethnographic methods to investigate these experiences and topic areas. Specifically, his work investigates social experiences of chronic pain (particularly after spinal cord injury), training of physicians in learning to think and act like doctors (particularly in family medicine), and clinical encounters between patients and providers, where power, voice, and agency become contested.