I was raised in Norristown, PA and most recently lived in Northern California
I am a medical anthropologist who is very interested in social aspects of behavioral change and human motivation. My focus is chronic disease in the US -- the classic "diseases of lifestyle" such as diabetes and hypertension. I have an educational background in public health and much work experience in medical education so thinking about these issues holistically is important to me. I have done research on hypertension management in San Francisco bus drivers and I'm starting a project on diabetes educators in North Texas. I'm also interested in "the social lives of immune systems" (borrowing from the title of James Wilce's 2003 book); I think the social aspects of behavior change is related to this.
Area(s) of Training
cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology, public health
Area(s) of Expertise
anthropology theory, health disparities in the U.S., health education
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment
Anthropology Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Hallo- I've been alerted that you may be the mystery chef that brought the UBERDELICIOUS berry/greens salad to the Henry house during orientation. If so, would you be willing to share your recipe? I absolutely LOVED it!!