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My area of expertise is in biocultural medical anthropology with a focus on several varieties of health and wellness issues. I was trained in the four-field approach throughout my studies and I use a combination of biological and cultural methods and theory in my fieldwork. I have studied HIV/AIDS among minorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Masterís thesis), and pregnancy and birth among women in Central Florida (Ph.D. dissertation). My postdoctoral work focused on pain and health disparities in a clinical and community setting in Florida.
Future research I hope to undertake in my new position as an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina will focus on Community Based Participatory Research in Latino/a communities in the Southeastern United States and their correlate groups in Mexico/Caribbean to determine the factors that are associated with the decline in health outcomes of women and their infants as more time is spent in the United States.
Courses Fall 2008
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology