Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2010-present

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Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2006-2010

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Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, 2007-present

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Faculty Affiliate, African American Studies Program, University of Florida, 2008-present

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Faculty Affiliate, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2006-present

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Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, 2003-2006

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Research Associate, Center for Demography and Population Health, Florida State University, 2003-2006

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Faculty Affiliate, Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Florida State University, 2004-2006

Education

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, W.K. Kellogg Community Health Scholar, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2002-03

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Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Florida, 2002

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M.A. in Anthropology, University of Florida, 1998

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Fulbright Scholar, Universität zu Köln, Köln (Cologne), Germany, 1996-97

B.A. in Anthropology, highest honors, University of Florida, 1996

Professional Interests

Medical anthropology, critical biocultural approaches to health and human development; cultural dimensions of psychosocial stress; cardiovascular disease; race and human biological variation; ethnicity and racism; culture theory; social network analysis; research methods; Caribbean (Puerto Rico) and United States

Fellowships and Grants

Summer training in field research methods, 2015-17 (Clarence C. Gravlee, PI; Sarah M. Szurek, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program (BCS-1433173), $360,759

Doctoral dissertation research: Short-term health care providers and network structure in Nicaragua (Clarence C. Gravlee, PI; Jessica Jean Casler, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program, $22,974, 2014

Doctoral dissertation research: Food insecure on a full stomach: the experience of food insecurity in cultural context (Clarence C. Gravlee, PI; Douglas A. Monroe, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program (BCS-1260255), $15,166, 2013-14.

Epigenetic alterations and stress among new mothers and neonates in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A biocultural investigation of the intergenerational effects of war (Connie J. Mulligan, PI; Clarence C. Gravlee and Alyson G. Young, Co-PIs), National Science Foundation, Physical Anthropology Program (BCS-1231264), $353,328, 2012–15.

Doctoral dissertation research: Culture, change & chronic stress in lowland Bolivia (Clarence C. Gravlee, PI; Alan F. Schultz, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program (BCS-1154738), $19,684, 2012–13.

Summer field training in methods of data collection, 2010-2013 (Ricardo Godoy, PI; Clarence C. Gravlee, William R. Leonard, Thomas W. McDade, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Co-PIs), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program, $428,201, 2009-12.

Genetic ancestry, race, and health disparities: A biocultural approach (Connie J. Mulligan, PI; Clarence C. Gravlee, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Physical and Cultural Anthropology Programs, $425,249.

Research Experience for Graduates (REG) Supplement: Social network analysis of a Tsimane’ Village (Alan F. Schultz, Co-PI). Cultural Anthropology Program, National Science Foundation, $5,000, 2010

Research Experience for Graduates (REG) Supplement: Post-earthquake relocation of children on the Haitian-Dominican border: A preliminary study of the impact of a natural disaster on a vulnerable population (Tess Kulstad, Co-PI). Cultural Anthropology Program, National Science Foundation, $5,000, 2010

Social and cultural context of racial inequalities in health (Clarence C. Gravlee, PI; Christopher McCarty, Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program, $355,550, 2007-10

Center for Health Disparities Research: Epidemiologic and Cultural Dimensions (R. Jay Turner, PI; Clarence C. Gravlee, Isaac W. Eberstein, Co-Investigators), Cornerstone Social Science Program Enhancement Grant, Florida State University, " $100,000, 2005-07

First Year Assistant Professor Award, Florida State University, $13,000, 2004

American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship, Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, 2000-02

National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant, $12,000, 2000-01

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 1997-2000

Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, 1996-97

Honors and Awards

University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship, 2014–16

Rudolph Virchow Award, Critical Anthropology of Global Health Caucus, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2010

Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology, 2007

Emerging Scholar, Understanding Race and Human Variation, Society for Medical Anthropology and American Anthropological Association, 2005

University Women’s Club Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Writing and Research, 2002

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Travel Stipend to Toward Higher Levels of Analysis: Progress and Promise in Research on Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health, June 27-28, 2000

Phi Beta Kappa, Early Induction (Junior Year), 1995

Publications

Book, Edited

Bernard, H. Russell, & Gravlee, Clarence C. (Eds.). (2015). Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology (Second Edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Journal Articles

Quinlan, Jacklyn, Laurel N. Pearson, Christopher J. Clukay, Miaisha M. Mitchell, P. Qasimah Boston, Clarence C. Gravlee, and Connie J. Mulligan (2016). Genetic Loci and Novel Discrimination Measures Associated with Blood Pressure Variation in African Americans Living in Tallahassee. PLoS ONE 11 (12): e0167700.
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Kagawa Singer, Marjorie, William W. Dressler, Sheba George, and NIH Expert Panel (Claudia R. Baquet, Ronny A. Bell, Linda Burhansstipanov, Nancy J. Burke, Suzanne Dibble, William Elwood, Linda Garro, Clarence C. Gravlee, Peter Guarnaccia, Michael L. Hecht, Jeffrey Henderson, Dan Hruschka, Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Robert Like, Charles Mouton, Hector F. Myers, J. Bryan Page, Rena Pasick, Bernice Pescosolido, Nancy Schoenberg, Bradley Stoner, Gregory Strayhorn, Laura Szalacha, Joseph Trimble, Thomas S. Weisner, David Williams) (2016). Culture: the missing link in health research. Social Science & Medicine, 170, 237–246.
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Boulter, Alexis C., Jacklyn Quinlan, Aida Miro-Herrans, Laurel N. Pearson, Nubiana L. Todd, Clarence C. Gravlee, and Connie J. Mulligan (2015). Interaction of Alu Polymorphisms and Novel Measures of Discrimination in Association with Blood Pressure in African Americans Living in Tallahassee. Human Biology, 87(4), 295-305.
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Gravlee, C. C., Szurek, S. M., & Mitchell, M. M. (2015). Integrating methods training and community-based participatory research: The NSF-supported ethnographic field school in Tallahassee, Florida. Practicing Anthropology, 37(4), 4–8.
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Boston, P. Q., Mitchell, M. M., Collum, K., & Gravlee, C. C. (2015). Community engagement and health equity. Practicing Anthropology, 37(4), 28–32.
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Szurek, S. M., & Gravlee, C. C. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue. Practicing Anthropology, 37(4), 2–3.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., P. Qasimah Boston, M. Miaisha Mitchell, Alan F. Schultz, and Connie Betterley. (2014). Food store owners’ and managers’ perspectives on the food environment: an exploratory mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1031.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., H. Russell Bernard, Chad R. Maxwell, Aryeh Jacobsohn. (2013). Mode effects in free-list elicitation: Comparing oral, written, and web-based data collection. Social Science Computer Review, 31(1), 119-132.
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Non, Amy L., Clarence C. Gravlee, Connie J. Mulligan. (2012). Education, genetic ancestry, and blood pressure in African Americans and Whites. American Journal of Public Health, 102(8), 1559-1565.
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Reyes-García, Victoria, Clarence C. Gravlee, Thomas W. McDade, Tomás Huanca, William R. Leonard, Susan Tanner, and TAPS Bolivian Research Team. (2010). Cultural consonance and body morphology: Estimates with longitudinal data from an Amazonian society. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 143(2), 167-174.
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Godoy, R., Colleen Nyberg, Dan T. A. Eisenberg, Oyunbileg Magvanjav, Eliezer Shinnar, William R. Leonard, Clarence C. Gravlee, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Thomas W. McDade, Tomás Huanca, Susan Tanner, and TAPS Bolivian Research Team (2010). Short but catching up: Statural growth among native Amazonian Bolivian children. American Journal of Human Biology, 22(3), 336-347.
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Godoy, R., O. Magvanjav, C. Nyberg, D.T.A. Eisenberg, T.W. McDade, W.R. Leonard, V. Reyes-Garcia, T. Huanca, S. Tanner, and C.C. Gravlee (2010). Why no adult stunting penalty or height premium? Estimates from native Amazonians in Bolivia. Economics & Human Biology, 8(1), 88-99.
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Reyes-Garcia, Victoria, Clarence C. Gravlee, Thomas W. McDade, Tomas Huanca, Williams R. Leonard, and Susan Tanner (2010). Cultural consonance and psychological well-being: estimates with longitudinal data from an Amazonian society. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, 34(1), in press.
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Gravlee, Clarence C, Amy L. Non, and Connie J. Mulligan. (2009). Genetic ancestry, social classification, and racial inequalities in blood pressure in Southeastern Puerto Rico. PLoS ONE 4 (9): e6821.
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Godoy, R., Reyes-García, V., Gravlee, C. C., Huanca, T., Leonard, W. R., McDade, T. W. et al. (2009). Moving beyond a snapshot to understand changes in the well‐being of Native Amazonians: Panel evidence (2002-2006) from Bolivia. Current Anthropology, 50(4), 563-573.
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Gravlee, Clarence C. (2009). How race becomes biology: Embodiment of social inequality. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 138: in press.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., David P. Kennedy, Ricardo Godoy, and William R. Leonard. (2009). Methods for collecting panel data: What does cultural anthropology have to learn from other disciplines? Journal of Anthropological Research 65(3):453-483.
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Gravlee, Clarence C. and Elizabeth Sweet. (2008). Race, ethnicity, and racism in medical anthropology, 1977-2002. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 22(1):27-51.
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Godoy, R., Goodman, E., Gravlee, C. C., Levins, R., Seyfried, C., Caram, M., et al. (2007). Blood pressure and hypertension in an American colony (Puerto Rico) and on the USA mainland compared, 1886-1930. Economics & Human Biology 5(2), 255-279.
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Zenk, S. N., A. J. Schulz, G. Mentz, J. S. House, C. C. Gravlee, P. Y. Miranda, P. Miller, and S. Kannan. (2007). Inter-rater and test-retest reliability: Methods and results for the neighborhood observational checklist. Health & Place 13:452-465.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., Shannon N. Zenk, Sachiko Woods, Zachary Rowe, and Amy J. Schulz. (2006). Handheld computers for systematic observation of the social and physical environment. Field Methods 18(4):382-397.
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Schulz, Amy J., Clarence C. Gravlee, David R. Williams, Barbara A. Israel, Zachary Rowe. (2006). Discrimination, symptoms of depression, and self-rated health among African American women in Detroit: Results from a longitudinal analysis. American Journal of Public Health 96(6):1265-1270.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., William W. Dressler, and H. Russell Bernard. (2005). Skin color, social classification, and blood pressure in Puerto Rico. American Journal of Public Health 95(12):2191-2197.
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Dressler, William W., Kathryn S. Oths, and Clarence C. Gravlee. Race and ethnicity in public health research: Models to explain health disparities. Annual Review of Anthropology 34:231-252.
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Gravlee, Clarence C. (2005) Ethnic classification in southeastern Puerto Rico: The cultural model of "color." Social Forces 83(3):949-970.
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Gravlee, Clarence C. and William W. Dressler. (2005). Skin pigmentation, self-perceived color, and arterial blood pressure in Puerto Rico. American Journal of Human Biology 17(2):195-206.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., H. Russell Bernard, and William R. Leonard (2003).  Boas’s Changes in Bodily Form: The immigrant study, cranial plasticity, and Boas’s physical anthropology. American Anthropologist 105(2):326-332.
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Gravlee, Clarence C., H. Russell Bernard, and William R. Leonard (2003). Heredity, environment, and cranial form: a re-analysis of Boas's immigrant data. American Anthropologist 105(1):125-138.
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Gravlee, Clarence C. (2002). Mobile computer-assisted personal interviewing (MCAPI) with handheld computers: the Entryware™ system 3.0. Field Methods 14(3):322-336.
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Book Chapters and Encylopedia Articles

Kuzawa, Christopher W. and Clarence C. Gravlee. Beyond genetic race: Biocultural insights into the causes of racial health disparities. New Directions in Bicultural Anthropology (pp. 89–105), edited by Molly K. Zuckerman and Debra L. Martin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bernard, H. Russell and Clarence C. Gravlee. (2015). Introduction: On Method and Methods in anthropology. in H. R. Bernard and C. C. Gravlee (Eds.), Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology (Second Edition, pp. 1-17). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gravlee, Clarence C. (2013). Race, biology, and culture: Rethinking the connections. In J. Hartigan (Ed.), Anthropology of Race: Genes, Biology, and Culture (pp. 21–41). Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press.

Gravlee, Clarence C. (2011). Research Design and Methods in Medical Anthropology. In: A Companion to Medical Anthropology, edited by Merrill Singer and Pamela Erickson (p. 69-91). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Wutich, Amber and Clarence C. Gravlee. (2010). Water Decision-Makers in a Desert City: Text Analysis and Environmental Social Science. In I. Vaccaro, E. A. Smith, S. Aswani (Eds.), Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design (p. 188-211). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gravlee, Clarence C. (2008). Life Expectancy. In: Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, edited by John H. Moore (Vol. 2, pp. 265-269). Detroit: MacMillan Reference USA.

Brody, Howard, Linda M. Hunt, and Clarence C. Gravlee. (Under review). Making sense of race. In Rethinking inequalities and differences in medicine, edited by M. Ramsey and L. R. Churchill.

Letters, Commentaries, Book Reviews

Non, Amy L., Clarence C. Gravlee, and Connie J. Mulligan. (2010). Questioning the importance of genetic ancestry as a contributor to preterm delivery and related traits in African Americans. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, e12.

Gravlee, Clarence C. and Connie J. Mulligan. (2009). Re: Racial Disparities in Cancer Survival Among Randomized Clinical Trials Patients of the Southwest Oncology Group [Letter]. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 101: in press.

Gravlee, Clarence C. Book reviews: Human biology of Afro-Caribbean populations. American Journal of Human Biology 19(4):598.

Gravlee, Jocelyn R., Daniel J. Van Durme, and Clarence C. Gravlee (2007). Conflicting evidence on splints for carpal tunnel syndrome – Reply. American Family Physician, 76(4), 500.

Abstracts and Papers Presented

Vicarious racism, social networks, and racial inequalities in health (first author, with Christopher McCarty and Raffaele Vacca). International Network of Social Network Analysis, Brighton, UK, June 25, 2015.

Cultural meaning, social structure, and the health effects of systemic racism: The HEAT Heart Health Study. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO, March 28, 2015.

Social networks, the stress process, and racial inequalities in health. American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 3–7, 2014.

Cultural meaning and individual experiences of discrimination: Linking ethnography and survey measurement (first author, with Sarah M. Szurek and Tariana Little). Society for Applied Anthropology, Albuquerque, NM, March 18–22, 2015.

Race, health, and the promise of integrative anthropology. American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 20–23, 2013.

Diversity and centrality in an alternative community foodway in Tallahassee, Florida (last author, with Sarah M. Szurek, Douglas A. Monroe, P. Qasimah Boston, and M. Miaisha Mitchell). American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 20– 23, 2013.

Encounters and engagements within the Tallahassee Food Network: Local knowledge and networks of cultural exchange in an urban alternative food environment (last author, with Sarah M. Szurek, Douglas A. Monroe, P. Qasimah Boston, and M. Miaisha Mitchell). Joint meeting of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Tarragona, Spain, June 12–14, 2013.

Culture meaning, social structure, and the health effects of racism. Joint meeting of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Tarragona, Spain, June 12–14, 2013.

What kind of anthropologist am I? Boundary crossings and the new one-drop rule. Wiley-Blackwell Invited Symposium, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN, April 9–13, 2013.

Coming together over collards and cornbread: Shared meals and varied priorities among Tallahassee’s food movement (last author, with Sarah M. Szurek, Douglas A. Monroe, P. Qasimah Boston, and M. Miaisha Mitchell). Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO, March 19–23, 2013.

Connecting Community: Understanding the Local Food Movement as a Social Network (last author, with Douglas A. Monroe, Sarah M. Szurek, Richard D. Gragg, and M. Miaisha Mitchell). Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO, March 19– 23, 2013.

“What’s good for business isn’t good for health”: Food store managers’ perspectives on the neighborhood food environment (first author, with Qasimah P. Boston and M. Miaisha Mitchell). Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD, March 28 – April 1, 2012.

Science of humanity, humanity of science: Lessons from race, racism, and health. Invited symposium organized by Agustin Fuentes, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver, Canada, February 19, 2012.

Cultural knowledge of food and environmental barriers to nutrition in African American communities (fourth author, with Douglas A. Monroe, M. Miaisha Mitchell, and Qasimah P. Boston). American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada, Nov. 17–20, 2011.

Welfare, structural racism, and health in the United States. Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle, WA, March 29-April 2, 2011.

Race, racism, and the neurobiology of stress: Implications for ethnography. Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico, March 24-27, 2010.

Ethnography and measurement in public health research: Everyday racism among African Americans (second author, with Douglas A. Monroe and Christopher McCarty). Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico, March 24-27, 2010.

Personal social networks and the experience of racism among African Americans: Implications for health disparities. (third author, with Douglas A. Monroe and Christopher McCarty). Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico, March 24-27, 2010.

Race, racism, and the meaning of blackness in the age of Obama (second author, with Douglas A. Monroe and Christopher McCarty). American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2–6, 2009.

Cultural meaning, social structure, and health in evolutionary perspective. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, April 1-4, 2009.

Linking ethnography and measurement in research on racial inequalities in health (first author, with Douglas A. Monroe and Christopher McCarty). Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, March 17-21, 2009.

Cultural consonance and health in a foraging-farming society of Native Amazonians: Panel data, 2002–06 (second author, with Victoria Reyes-García, Thomas W. McDade, Ricardo Godoy, Tomás Huanca, William R. Leonard, Susan Tanner, TAPS Bolivian Research Team). Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, March 17-21, 2009.

Race and health: Genes, environment, and the meaning of biology. American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 19–23, 2008.

Capturing social context with personal network visualization (second author, with Douglas A. Monroe and Christopher McCarty). American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 19–23, 2008.

Cultural consensus theory and intracultural variation: A systematic review, 1986–2007 (second author, with Eric Kightley and Brian P. Tyler). American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 19–23, 2008.

Meaning and measurement of race in health research: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology, Memphis, TN, March 26–29, 2008.

Does culture matter? Social support and mental health in Puerto Rico (second author, with Brian P. Tyler). Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology, Memphis, TN, March 26–29, 2008.

How race becomes biology: embodiment of racial inequalities. American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2007

Mode effects in the collection of pile sorts: face-to-face versus Internet-mediated data collection (first author, with Chad R. Maxwell, Aryeh Jacobsohn, Veronica McClain, and H. Russell Bernard. Society for Anthropological Sciences, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 21-23, 2006.

Meaning, social structure, and individual well-being in Puerto Rico. American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA, Nov. 14-19, 2006.

Psychophysiologic correlates of cultural consonance in urban Puerto Rico. Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, March 28-April 2, 2006.

Operationalizing race as a cultural construct: Linking ethnography and measurement in health research (second author, with Linda Gordon). Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, March 28-April 2, 2006.

Testing the effects of eliciting free lists orally and over the Internet (first author, with H. Russell Bernard). Society for Cross-Cultural Research and Society for Anthropological Sciences, Savannah, GA, Feb. 23-25, 2006.

Race, ethnicity, and racism in medical anthropology and public health: Patterns, promises, and pitfalls. Invited session, Exploring the intersection of race, human variation and health, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2005.

An empirical evaluation of oral versus written free list elicitation. (first author, with H. Russell Bernard). Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, April 5-10, 2005.

Handheld computers for systematic observation of the social and physical environment: The Neighborhood Observational Checklist (first author, with S.N. Zenk, S. Woods, Z. Rowe, and A.J. Schulz). American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov. 6-10, 2004.

Perceived discrimination, depression, and self-rated general health among African American women in Detroit: Longitudinal findings from the Eastside Village Health Workers Partnership (first author, with A.J. Schulz, D.R. Williams, B.A. Israel, and Z. Rowe). American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov. 6-10, 2004.

Race, ethnicity, and racism in medical anthropology, 1977-2002. Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology, Dallas, TX, March 30-April 4, 2004.

Operationalizing race in applied social science: emic and etic dimensions. Society for Applied Anthropology, Abstracts of the 2003 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 19-23.

A personal network approach to measuring race and ethnicity (second author, with A. Wutich). Society for Applied Anthropology, Abstracts of the 2003 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 19-23.

Operationalizing “race”: skin color and blood pressure in Puerto Rico. American Anthropological Association, Abstracts of the 101st Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 20-24, 2002.

Genetic and environmental influences on cranial form: a re-analysis of Boas’s immigrant data. Human Biology Association, 27th Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY, April 12-14, 2002. American Journal of Human Biology 14(1):111-2.

Skin color, blood pressure, and the contextual effect of culture. Society for Applied Anthropology, Abstracts of the 2002 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 6-10, 2002.

Consensus and ambiguity in the cultural construction of ethnicity in Puerto Rico. American Anthropological Association, Abstracts of the 100th Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, Nov. 28-Dec 2, 2001.

Emics and etics of "race" and "ethnicity." American Anthropological Association, Abstracts of the 98th Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, Nov. 17-21, 1999.

Speaking of "Ausländer": the ascription of ethnicity in Germany. American Anthropological Association, Abstracts of the 97th Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2-6, 1998.

Black, white, other: the formation of ethnic and racial categories in the US. Society for Applied Anthropology, Abstracts of the 1998 Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 21-26, 1998.

Invited Lectures

Sick of race: How racism harms health and misleads medicine. Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University, October 1, 2015.

Sick of race: How racism harms health and misleads medicine. Department of Anthropology, Yale University, March 31, 2015.

Race, biology, and culture: Rethinking the connections. Department of Anthropology, Bryn Mawr University, February 23, 2015.

Race, biology, and culture: Rethinking the connections. Institute for Ethnology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Department of Anthropology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, May 9, 2014.

Embedded biologies: Genes, environments, and the integration of anthropology. University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic, May 5, 2014.

Using QDA software in the context of field work. Keynote address, Conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis, Berlin, Germany, March 7, 2014.

Race, biology, and culture: Rethinking the connections. Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Nov. 8, 2013.

Meaning and measurement of race: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st century. University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 23, 2013.

Meaning and measurement of race: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. Methods of Analysis Program in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, April 26, 2013.

How race becomes biology: Genes, environments, and health. Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, March 26, 2013.

How race becomes biology: genes, environment, and health. Salem State University Darwin Festival, Feb. 11, 2013 [cancelled due to weather].

How race becomes biology: genes, environment, and health. University of Chicago Department of Comparative Human Development, Feb. 26, 2013.

Cultural meaning, social structure, and the stress process: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. FPR-UCLA Conference on Culture, Mind, and Brain, October 19-20, 2012.

How race becomes biology: genes, environment, and health. Prevention Grand Rounds, Roswell Park Cancer Center, May 23, 2011.

Race, biology, and culture: rethinking the connections. California Center for Population Research, UCLA, May 4, 2011.

Race, biology, and culture: rethinking the connections. Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University, May 6, 2011.

How race becomes biology: genes, environment, and health. Web-based seminar, The Use of Race in Environmental Health Research: What Does/Could It Mean?, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), March 4, 2010.

Achieving equity in health: The legacy of Martin Luther King. Invited panel, Deconstructing Race, University of Florida, Jan. 25, 2010.

Meaning and measurement of race: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. Center for Social and Behavioral Science Research, Emory University, Jan. 20, 2010.

Meaning and measurement of race in health research: Lessons from hypertension in the African Diaspora. Invited conference, Genes, race, ethnicity, and the environment. Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Nov. 17, 2008.

Race, racism, and health: Historical continuities and current challenges. History of Science Society, University of Florida, Sept. 24, 2008.

Race, biology, and culture. Symposium talk, Reconciling views of human biological variation. Heather Edgar and Keith Hunley, organizers. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, May 24-25, 2007.

How race becomes biology: social and cultural context of racial inequalities in health. Plenary address, Race, human variation, and disease: consensus and frontiers. American Anthropological Association, Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA, March 14-17.

Biology and blackness: Skin color and blood pressure in the African Diaspora. Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. Feb. 6, 2006.

Cultural construction of ethnicity in Puerto Rico and the conceptual status of “race.” Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Florida State University. Feb. 18, 2005.

Skin color and blood pressure in the African Diaspora: culture and biology. Center for Demography and Population Health, Florida State University, Sept. 10, 2004.

What’s race got to do with it? Skin color and blood pressure in the context of culture. Dept. of Anthropology, Northwestern University. May 23, 2003.

The role of race and ethnicity in medical social science: the view from anthropology. Dept. of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dec. 11, 2002.

Skin color, blood pressure, and the contextual effect of culture in Puerto Rico. Dept. of Anthropology and Latin American Studies Program, University of Kentucky. Dec. 10, 2002.

Color de Piel, Estatus Social, y Presión Arterial en el Sureste de Puerto Rico: Una Propuesta para una Investigación Doctoral. Prof. Marta Bustillo Hernández, Depto. de Ciencias Sociales, Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Sept. 4, 2000.

,Deutschsein' und ,Ausländersein': Zwischenbericht einer Feldforschung über Ethnizität in Köln. Prof. Thomas Schweizer, Institut für Völkerkunde, Universität zu Köln, July 11, 1997.

Der Ethnizitätsbegriff in Deutschland und den Vereiningten Staaten. Prof. Thomas Schweizer, Institut für Völkerkunde, Universität zu Köln, November 17, 1996.

Invited Conferences

Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century. University of Texas at Austin, September 23–24, 2013.

Operationalizing Culture in Health Disparities Research (funded by NIH). Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, William W. Dressler, and Sheba George, organizers. University of California–Los Angeles, April 27-28, 2012.

Mapping “Race” and Inequality: Best Practices for Theorizing and Operationalizing “Race” in Health Policy Research (funded by NIH). Laura Gómez and Nancy López, organizers. University of New Mexico, April 28-30, 2011.

Rethinking race and science: biology, genes, and culture. School of Advanced Research, Advanced Seminar Series. John Hartigan, organizer. Santa Fe, NM, Spring 2010.

Reconciling views of human biological variation.  Heather Edgar and Keith Hunley, organizers.  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, May 24-25, 2007.

Advancing biocultural perspectives in physical anthropology (funded by NSF Physical Anthropology Program).  Agustín Fuentes and Thomas McDade, organizers. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Feb. 18-20, 2007.

Planning Conference for NSF Summer Workshops in Cultural Anthropology Research Methodologies. Stuart Plattner, organizer. Belmont Conference Center, Elkridge, MD, May 9-11, 2003.

Workshop on stability of methods for collecting, analyzing, and managing panel data. Ricardo Godoy and Robert Hunt, organizers. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, March 26-28, 2003.

Academic Service

Editor, Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2013–2016)

Guest Editor (with Sarah M. Szurek), Practicing Anthropology, October 2015

Associate Editor, Field Methods, 2010-12

Member, Executive Board, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2010-2013

Member, Editorial Board, Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Member, Executive Program Committee, 107th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, 2007-08

Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2007-08

Member, African American Studies Task Force, Florida State University, 2005

Co-chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, 2004-05

Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, 2003-06

Member, Curriculum Planning Committee, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, 2004

Peer Reviewer, American Anthropologist, American Journal of Human Biology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Human Biology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Cultural Anthropology, Economics & Human Biology, Field Methods, Journal of Biosocial Science, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Pediatrics, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Social Biology, Social Science & Medicine, Women & Health.

Graduate Student Representative, Curriculum Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 1999-2000.

Professional Memberships

American Anthropological Association

American Public Health Association

Human Biology Association

Society for Applied Anthropology

International Network for Social Network Analysis

References

Available on request.