Caitlin Leach

Doctor of Pharmacy (2014), University of the Sciences; MS Women’s & Gender Studies (2018), Towson University

Caitlin comes to the University of Maryland having completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences and her Master of Science degree in Women’s & Gender Studies from Towson University. She completed her residency in community pharmacy practice at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy where she advocated for the inclusion of LGBTQ health content in the required curriculum. Her lecture on “Gender Affirming Therapeutics” is now included as part of the required pharmacy curriculum, and she continues to teach there as an invited content expert. Caitlin is interested in researching how oppression manifests clinically and how clinical encounters (re)produce oppressive structures. Her work has examined how clinical information, such as pharmaceutical data, can be redeployed from a critical, feminist perspective to challenge traditional biomedical conceptions of the healthy body. Her broader research interests include feminist science and technology studies, bioethics, and philosophy of the body.