Biocultural Anthropologist & President's Professor at Arizona State University
Culture, Health, and Environment Lab (CHELab)
It takes a large, talented, dedicated team to do what we do. Our Culture, Health, and Environment Lab (CHEL) on the Tempe campus is where we come together to push forward an array of collaborative research projects.
The CHEL lab is dedicated to research using and student training in rigorous, cutting-edge ethnographic research methods. Our PhD students become experts, and end up with great jobs because of it. Up to 30 undergraduates join the lab during semesters as research apprentices, gaining data management and analysis skills. Many more work with us in the field or in practicum courses learning about social science data collection by doing. In the summer, we are mostly off in far-flung places collecting data that we then spend the rest of the year cleaning and analyzing.