Welcome 

I am a biocultural anthropologist at Arizona State University, where I founded the Center for Global Health. Trained in human biology, demography, and medical anthropology, I do collaborative, transdisciplinary social science research to understand and solve complex health and environmental challenges. I also teach anthropology and global health and train students in how to conduct social research.

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New Stigma Training 

We have recently developed a stigma awareness/reduction training for CHES credit that is offered free through the Western Public Health Training Center. 

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Our New Blog

We have a new blog at Psychology Today called Diagnosis: Human. We use insights from anthropology to understand what hurts and heals us humans.

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Water and Society - a new book series

We are editing a new book series in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. We are looking for insightful social science about how water - or lack of it - shapes and reflects our lives and societies.

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Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Network (HWISE-RCN)

I am proud to be on the steering committee of the HWISE research collaborative network, funded by the National Science Foundation. The effort brings together scholars and practitioners from all around the world to better document the lived experience of water insecurity.

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The homepage header is a painting by Odra Noel, courtesy of Wellcome Collections. It shows the tissue of the major diseases in different world regions

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