Medical Anthropology and Global Health Faculty

Rachel Chapman
has active research programs in both the U.S. and Mozambique, and has interests in urban health, racial and ethnic disparities in health, reproductive health, applied international health, and political economy.

studies aging and parental effects using anthropological genetics and telomere biology amongst people of the Bolivian Amazon.

Steven Goodreau
uses quantitative behavioral data and mathematical modeling to understand the ways in which behavior and biology intersect to shape the HIV/AIDS epidemic in populations around the world

Darryl Holman
has researched and written about reproductive health and aging in Bangladesh and U.S. women.

Donna Leonetti
studies biological and behavioral interactions which affect health, fertility, and child growth as affected by household ecology, social epidemiology of diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and aging among Asian-American ethnic groups.

Kathleen O’Connor
focuses on biological variation across and within populations, using biodemographic, biomarker, and evolutionary approaches.

James T. Pfeiffer
focuses on international health and HIV/AIDS prevention in Mozambique.

Lorna Rhodes
has researched and written about biomedicine, psychiatry, and institutions in the United States, as well as religion and healing in Sri Lanka.

Bettina Shell-Duncan
integrates qualitative and quantitative approaches to researching maternal and child health in Kenya, Senegal and The Gambia, focusing on nutrition, morbidity and female genital cutting.

Janelle Taylor
has researched and written on conceptualizations of "culture" within "cultural competence" efforts in medical education, and on the role of surrogate decision makers in end-of-life care, as well as on technology, medicine, and media in the practices and politics of reproduction in the United States.