Jake Harris is working with Professor Aidan Seale-Feldman, a medical anthropologist specializing in studying disaster, mental health, and mass hysteria. Professor Seale-Feldman and Harris are collaborating on a project focused on user/survivor movements and disability studies within the field of global mental health. Harris has also assisted with fieldwork interview transcriptions and analysis
During the summer of 2023, Harris traveled to Rabat, Morocco through the Kellogg Experiencing the World Fellowship, conducting exploratory fieldwork on palliative care and opioid use among vulnerable populations in the country. On campus, he is working with the Eck Institute for Global Health to lead the Global Health Club of Notre Dame. Together with Professor Seale-Feldman, Harris has also co-founded the Relationalities Medical Anthropology Working Group, an initiative to generate interdisciplinary collaboration and exploration on matters of health.