Medical Anthropology Journal Club Archives

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All interested faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in the medical anthropology journal club. The purpose is to create a forum for discussing and critically evaluating recent literature related to medical anthropology. Typically, one volunteer will select an article and lead a discussion at each meeting.

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Articles will be available in PDF form on this website at least one week in advance. If you are interested in participating, please contact me to request a password for access to the articles.

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The journal club schedule for the current semester is available here. Below you can find an archive of past semesters’ schedules


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Spring 2014

January 24

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Krause, E. L. (2012). “They just happened”: The curious case of the unplanned baby, Italian low fertility, and the ‘end’ of rationality. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(3), 361–382. doi

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Moderator: Lance Gravlee

February 14

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Meredith Marten–practice job talk

February 21

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Brooks, B. B. (2014). Chucaque and social stress among Peruvian Highlanders. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28, in press. doi:10.1111/maq.12068

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Moderator: Sarah Szurek

February 28

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Shannon, J. (2014). What does SNAP benefit usage tell us about food access in low-income neighborhoods? Social Science & Medicine, in press. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.021

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Moderator: Douglas Monroe

March 7

Spring Break — no journal club

March 14

Colen, C. G., & Ramey, D. M. (2014). Is breast truly best? Estimating the effects of breastfeeding on long-term child health and wellbeing in the United States using sibling comparisons. Social Science & Medicine, in press. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.027

Moderator: Alyson Young

March 21

Society for Applied Anthropology — no journal club

March 28

Pigg, S. L. (2013). On sitting and doing: ethnography as action in global health. Social Science & Medicine, 99, 127–134. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.018

Moderator: Meredith Marten

April 4

Mohatt, N. V., Thompson, A. B., Thai, N. D., & Tebes, J. K. (2014). Historical trauma as public narrative: A conceptual review of how history impacts present-day health. Social Science & Medicine, 106, 128–136. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.043

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

April 11

Weaver, L. J., & Mendenhall, E. (2014). Applying syndemics and chronicity: interpretations from studies of poverty, depression, and diabetes. Medical Anthropology, 33(2), 92–108. DOI:10.1080/01459740.2013.808637

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

April 18

Kilroy-Marac, K. (2013). Speaking with revenants: Haunting and the ethnographic enterprise. Ethnography. doi:10.1177/1466138113505028

Moderator: Sharon Abramowitz

April 25

Lock, M. (2013). The epigenome and nature/nurture reunification: A challenge for anthropology. Medical Anthropology, 32(4), 291–308. DOI:10.1080/01459740.2012.746973

Moderator: Kelly Chapman

Fall 2013

August 23

Little, P. C. (2013). Vapor intrusion: the political ecology of an emerging environmental health concern. Human Organization, 72(2), 121–131.

Moderator: Alyson Young

August 30

Becares, L., & Nazroo, J. (2013). Social capital, ethnic density and mental health among ethnic minority people in England: a mixed-methods study. Ethnicity and Health, in press. doi

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 6

Spencer, B. S., & Grassley, J. S. (2013). African American women and breastfeeding: an integrative literature review. Health Care for Women International, 34(7), 607–625. doi

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

September 13

Pfeiffer, J. (2013). The Struggle for a Public Sector: PEPFAR in Mozambique. In J. Biehl & A. Petryna (Eds.), When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health (pp. 166–181). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Moderator: Meredith Marten

September 20

No journal club

September 27

No journal club

October 4

Henrickson, M., et al. (2013). “Just Talking About It Opens Your Heart”: meaning-making among Black African migrants and refugees living with HIV. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(8), 910–923. doi

Moderator: Shaikha Al-Kuwari

October 11

Ross, N., Timura, C., & Maupin, J. (2012). The case of curers, noncurers, and biomedical experts in Pichátaro, Mexico. Resiliency in folk-medical beliefs. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(2), 159–181. doi

Moderator: Jessica Jean Casler

October 18

Geissler, P. W. (2013). Public secrets in public health: Knowing not to know while making scientific knowledge. American Ethnologist, 40(1), 13-34.

Moderator: Sharon Abramowitz

October 25

Journal club cancelled

November 1

Gitlin, L. N., & Fuentes, P. (2012). The Republic of Chile: An Upper Middle-Income Country at the Crossroads of Economic Development and Aging. The Gerontologist, 52(3), 297–305. doi

Moderator: Carola Salazar

November 8

No journal club — UF Homecoming

November 15

Quinn, E. A. (2013). No evidence for sex biases in milk macronutrients, energy, or breastfeeding frequency in a sample of filipino mothers. Am J Phys Anthropol, 152, 209-216. doi

Moderator: Alyson Young

November 22

No journal club — AAA Meeting

November 29

No journal club — Thanksgiving

December 6

Messac, L., Ciccarone, D., Draine, J., & Bourgois, P. (2013). The good-enough science-and-politics of anthropological collaboration with evidence-based clinical research: Four ethnographic case studies. Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.009

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

Spring 2013

January 18

Van Hollen, C. (2011). Breast or bottle? HIV-positive women’s responses to global health policy on infant feeding in India. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 25(4), 499–518.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

January 25

Bazylevych, M. (2011). Vaccination campaigns in postsocialist Ukraine: health care providers navigating uncertainty. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 25(4), 436–456.

Moderator: Meredith Marten

February 1

Gulbas, L. E. (2012). Embodying racism: Race, rhinoplasty, and self-esteem in Venezuela. Qualitative Health Research.

Moderator: Brittany Osbourne

February 8

Varma, S. (2012). Where there are only doctors: Counselors as psychiatrists in Indian‐administered Kashmir. Ethos, 40(4), 517–535.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

February 15

Miller, E. M., Aiello, M. O., Fujita, M., Hinde, K., Milligan, L., & Quinn, E. A. (2012). Field and laboratory methods in human milk research. American Journal of Human Biology, 25(1), 1–11.

Moderator: Alyson Young

February 22

O’Donnell, J., Weitz, T. A., & Freedman, L. R. (2011). Resistance and vulnerability to stigmatization in abortion work. Social Science & Medicine, 73(9), 1357–1364

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

March 1

Marsland, R. (2012). (Bio)sociality and HIV in Tanzania: finding a living to support a life. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(4), 470–485

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

March 8

No journal club — Spring Break

March 15

Rohloff, P., Díaz, A. K., & Dasgupta, S. (2011). “Beyond Development”: A Critical Appraisal of the Emergence of Small Health Care Non-Governmental Organizations in Rural Guatemala. Human Organization, 70(4), 427–437.

Moderator: Caitlin Baird

March 22

No journal club — Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

March 29

Guell, C. (2012). Self-care at the margins: meals and meters in migrants’ diabetes tactics. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(4), 518–533.

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

April 5

Rohloff, P., Díaz, A. K., & Dasgupta, S. (2011). “Beyond Development”: A Critical Appraisal of the Emergence of Small Health Care Non-Governmental Organizations in Rural Guatemala. Human Organization, 70(4), 427–437.

Moderator: Caitlin Baird

April 12

TBD

Moderator: June Carrington

April 19

Special Guest: Craig Hadley

Fall 2012

August 31

Fouts, H. N., Hewlett, B. S., & Lamb, M. E. (2012). A biocultural approach to breastfeeding interactions in central Africa. American Anthropologist, 114(1), 123–136.

doi:10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01401.x

Moderator: Alyson Young

September 7

Willen, S. S. (2011). Do “illegal” im/migrants have a right to health? Engaging ethical theory as social practice at a Tel Aviv open clinic. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 25(3), 303-330.

doi:10.1111/j.1548-1387.2011.01163.x

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 14

Greenhalgh, S. (2012). Weighty subjects: The biopolitics of the U.S. war on fat. American Ethnologist, 39(3), 471–487.

doi:10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01375.x

Moderator: Sharon Abramowitz

September 21

Weller, S. C., Baer, R. D., Garcia de Alba Garcia, J., & Salcedo Rocha, A. L. (2012). Explanatory models of diabetes in the U.S. and Mexico: The patient-provider gap and cultural competence. Social Science & Medicine, 75(6), 1088–1096.

doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.05.003

Moderator: June Carrington

September 28

No journal club — Carter Conference on Health Disparities in Africa

October 5

Antin, T. M. J., & Hunt, G. (2012). Food choice as a multidimensional experience. A qualitative study with young African American women. Appetite, 58(3), 856–863.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

October 12

Weaver, L. J., & Hadley, C. (2011). Social pathways in the comorbidity between type 2 diabetes and mental health concerns in a pilot study of urban middle‐and upper‐class Indian women. Ethos, 39(2), 211–225.

doi:10.1111/j.1548-1352.2011.01185.x

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

October 19

Nardoto, G. B., Murrieta, R. S. S., Prates, L. E. G., Adams, C., Garavello, M. E. P.E., Schor, T., De Moraes, A., Rinaldi, F. D., Gragnani, J. G., Moura, E. A.F., Duarte-Neto, P. J. and Martinelli, L. A. (2011). Frozen chicken for wild fish: Nutritional transition in the Brazilian Amazon region determined by carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in fingernails. American Journal of Human Biology, 23: 642–650.

doi:10.1002/ajhb.21192

Moderator: Kimberly Robertson

October 26

Wendland, C. L. (2012). Moral Maps and Medical Imaginaries: Clinical Tourism at Malawi’s College of Medicine. American Anthropologist, 114(1), 108–122.

doi:10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01400.x

Moderator: Meredith Marten

November 2

Worthman, C. M., & Brown, R. A. (2012). Sleep budgets in a globalizing world: Biocultural interactions influence sleep sufficiency among Egyptian families. Social Science & Medicine, in press.

doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.03.048

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

November 9

No journal club — Homecoming

November 16

No journal club — American Anthropological Association annual meeting

November 23

No journal club — Thanksgiving holiday

November 30

Goldade, K., & Okuyemi, K. S. (2012). Deservingness to state health services for South–South migrants: A preliminary study of Costa Rican providers’ views. Social Science & Medicine, 74(6), 882–886.

doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.045

Moderator: Jacob Ball

December 7

Ohna, I., Kaarhus, R., & Kinabo, J. (2012). No Meal without Ugali? Social Significance of Food and Consumption in a Tanzanian Village. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, 34(1), 3–14.

doi:10.1111/j.2153-9561.2012.01061.x

Moderator: Alyson Young

Spring 2012

January 13

Horton, S., & Barker, J. C. (2010). Stigmatized biologies: Examining the cumulative effects of oral health disparities for Mexican American farmworker children. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(2), 199–219.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

January 20

Honkasalo, Marja-Liisa (2009). Grips and ties: Agency, uncertainty and the problem of suffering. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 23(1), 51-69. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1387.2009.01037.x

Moderator: Brian Tyler

January 27

No journal club — special discussion with João Biehl about his book, Vita.

February 3

Moffat, Tina (2010). The ‘childhood obesity epidemic’: Health crisis or social construction? Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24(1):1-21.

Moderator: Kimberly Robertson

February 10

James, A., Daley, C. B., & Greiner, K. A. (2011). “Cutting” on cancer: Attitudes about cancer spread and surgery among primary care patients in the USA. Social Science and Medicine, 73(11): 1669–1673

Moderator: June Carrington

February 17

Brewis, Alexandra A., Amber Wutich, Ashlan Falletta-Cowden, & Isa Rodriguez-Soto (2011). Body norms and fat stigma in global perspective. Current Anthropology, 52(2):269-276. doi:10.1086/659309

Moderator: Brittany Osbourne

February 24

Muela Ribera, Joan and Susanna Hausmann-Muela (2011). The straw that breaks the camel’s back: Redirecting health-seeking behavior studies on malaria and vulnerability. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 25(1):103-121. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1387.2010.01139.x

Moderator: Jessica Jean Casler

March 2

Nanama, Siméon and Edward A. Frongillo (2012). Altered social cohesion and adverse psychological experiences with chronic food insecurity in the non-market economy and complex households of Burkina Faso. Social Science & Medicine 74(3):444-51. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.11.009

Moderator: Doug Monroe

March 9 — Spring Break

No journal club

March 16

Fox, R., & Smith, G. (2011). Sinner Ladies and the gospel of good taste: geographies of food, class and care. Health & Place, 17(2), 403–412. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.07.006

Moderator: Kimberly Robertson

March 23

Yates-Doerr, Emily (2012). The Weight of the Self: Care and Compassion in Guatemalan Dietary Choices. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26(1), 136–158. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1387.2011.01169.x

Moderator: Sarah Szurek

March 30

No journal club—Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

April 6

Thesis Workshop: Substance Abuse in Swaziland: An Example of a Resource-Poor Country

Moderator: Tamra Rich

April 13

Csordas, Thomas, J., Dole, C., Tran, A., Strickland, M., & Storck, M. G. (2010). Ways of Asking, Ways of Telling: A Methodological Comparison of Ethnographic and Research Diagnostic Interviews, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 34(1), 29–55. doi:10.1007/s11013-009-9160-4

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

April 20

Hadley, Craig, Fasil Tessema, and Ayalew T Muluneh (2012). Household Food Insecurity and Caregiver Distress: Equal Threats to Child Nutritional Status? American Journal of Human Biology 24(2):149-157. doi:10.1002/ajhb.22200

Moderator: Alyson Young

Fall 2011

September 2

Kostick, K. M., Schensul, S. L., Singh, R., Pelto, P., & Saggurti, N. (2011). A methodology for building culture and gender norms into intervention: An example from Mumbai, India. Social Science & Medicine, 72(10), 1630–1638. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.029

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 9

Adams, V., Kaufman, S. R., van Hattum, T., & Moody, S. (2011). Aging disaster: Mortality, vulnerability, and long-term recovery among Katrina survivors. Medical Anthropology, 30(3), 247–270. doi:10.1080/01459740.2011.560777

Moderator: Brian Tyler

September 16

Donovan-Kicken, E., & Caughlin, J. P. (2011). Breast cancer patients’ topic avoidance and psychological distress: The mediating role of coping. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(4), 596–606. doi:10.1177/1359105310383605

Moderator: Yasemin Akdas

September 23

Geile, J. Z. (2008). Homemaker or career woman: Life course factors and racial influences among middle class Americans. Journal of Comparative Family Studies 39(3):392-411

Moderator: Peter Collings

September 30

Adams, E., McCann, L., Armes, J., Richardson, A., Stark, D., Watson, E., & Hubbard, G. (2010). The experiences, needs and concerns of younger women with breast cancer: a meta-ethnography. Psycho-Oncology, 20(8), 851–861. doi:10.1002/pon.1792

Moderator: June Carrington

October 7

Biehl, J., & Moran-Thomas, A. (2009). Symptom: Subjectivities, social ills, technologies. Annual Review of Anthropology, 38(1), 267–288. doi:10.1146/annurev-anthro-091908-164420

Moderator: Sharon Abramowitz

October 14

Pinto, S. (2011). Rational love, relational medicine: Psychiatry and the accumulation of precarious kinship. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 35:376-395

Moderator: Sharon Abramowitz

October 21

Rose, Daniel J. (2010). Captive audience? Strategies for acquiring food in two Detroit neighborhoods. Qualitative Health Research 21(5):642-651. doi:10.1177/1049732310387159

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

October 28

Miller, E. M. (2011). Maternal health and knowledge and infant health outcomes in the Ariaal people of northern Kenya. Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.07.009

Moderator: Dawit Woldu

November 4

No journal club — Homecoming

November 11

No journal club — Veteran’s Day

November 18

No journal club — AAA meetings

November 25

No journal club — Thanksgiving

December 2

Nations, Marilyn K. (2008). Infant death and interpretive violence in Northeast Brazil: taking bereaved Cearense mothers’ narratives to heart. Cadernos de saúde pública. 24(10): 2239–2248.

Moderator: Alyson Young

December 9

Browne, Teri. (2011). The relationship between social networks and pathways to kidney transplant parity: Evidence from black Americans in Chicago. Social Science & Medicine 73(5):663–667.

Moderator: Jessica Jean Casler

Spring 2011

January 14

Hay, M. C. (2009). Anxiety, Remembering, and Agency: Biocultural Insights for Understanding Sasaks’ Responses to Illness. Ethos, 37(1), 1-31.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

January 21

Dodson, J. L., Hsiao, Y., Kasat-Shors, M., Murray, L., Nguyen, N. K., Richards, A. K. et al. (2009). Formative Research for a Healthy Diet Intervention Among Inner-City Adolescents: The Importance of Family, School and Neighborhood Environment. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 48(1), 39-58.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

January 28

Biehl, J., & Locke, P. (2010). Deleuze and the Anthropology of Becoming. Current Anthropology, 51(3), 317-351.

Moderator: Meredith Marten

February 4

Paluck, E. (2010). Is It Better Not to Talk? Group Polarization, Extended Contact, and Perspective Taking in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(9), 1170-1185.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

February 11

Granado, S., Manderson, L., Obrist, B., & Tanner, M. (2011). Appropriating “Malaria”: Local Responses to Malaria Treatment and Prevention in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Medical Anthropology, 30(1), 102-121.

Moderator: Noelle Sullivan

February 18

Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J., & Whitfield, K. (2010). Life-course financial strain and health in African-Americans. Soc Sci Med, 71(2), 259-265.

Moderator: Marcus Monroe

February 25

Peoples, J. D., Bishop, J., Barrera, B., Lamas, O., Dunlap, J. L., Gonzalez, P. A. et al. (2010). Health, occupational and environmental risks of emancipated migrant farmworker youth. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 21(4), 1215-1226.

Moderator: José Antonio Tovar

March 4

Undurraga, E., Nyberg, C., Eisenberg, D., Magvanjav, O., Reyes-García, V., Huanca, T. et al. (2010). Individual Wealth Rank, Community Wealth Inequality, and Self-Reported Adult Poor Health: A Test of Hypotheses with Panel Data (2002-2006) from Native Amazonians, Bolivia. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(4), 522-548.

Dressler, W. W. (2010). Social Inequality and Health: A Commentary. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(4), 549-554.

Moderator: Alan Schultz

March 11

No journal club—UF closed for spring break

March 18

Do, Y. K., Carpenter, W. R., Spain, P., et al. (2010). Race, healthcare access and physician trust among prostate cancer patients. Cancer Causes Control, 21(1), 31-40.

Moderator: Yasemin Akdas

March 25

Sweet, E. (2010). “If your shoes are raggedy you get talked about”: Symbolic and material dimensions of adolescent social status and health. Social Science & Medicine, 70(12), 2029-2035.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

April 1

No journal club—Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings (no fooling)

April 8

Niederdeppe, J., Robert, S. A., & Kindig, D. A. (2011). Qualitative Research About Attributions, Narratives, and Support for Obesity Policy, 2008. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(2), 1-7.

Moderator: Jessica Jean Casler

April 15

Rosenthal, L., & Lobel, M. (2011). Explaining racial disparities in adverse birth outcomes: Unique sources of stress for Black American women Social Science & Medicine, 72(6), 977-983.

Moderator: June Carrington

Fall 2010

September 3

Coreil, J., Mayard, G., Simpson, K., Lauzardo, M., Zhu, Y., & Weiss, M. G. (2010). Structural forces and the production of TB-related stigma among Haitians in two contexts. Social Science & Medicine, in press.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 10

Champagne, F. (2010). Epigenetic influence of social experiences across the lifespan. Dev Psychobiol, 52(4), 299-311.

Miller, G. (2010). Epigenetics. The seductive allure of behavioral epigenetics. Science, 329(5987), 24-27.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

September 17

Fechner, M. (2010). Culture and comorbidity in East and West Berliners. Qualitative Health Research, 20(3), 400-408.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

September 24

Paugh, A., & Izquierdo, C. (2009). Why is this a battle every night?: Negotiating food and eating in American dinnertime interaction. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 19(2), 185-204.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

October 1

Smart Richman, L., Pek, J., Pascoe, E., & Bauer, D. J. (2010). The effects of perceived discrimination on ambulatory blood pressure and affective responses to interpersonal stress modeled over 24 hours. Health Psychology, 29(4), 403.

Moderator: June Carrington

October 8

Ayala, G. X., Vaz, L., Earp, J. A., Elder, J. P., & Cherrington, A. (2010). Outcome effectiveness of the lay health advisor model among Latinos in the United States: an examination by role. Health Education Research, 25(5), 815-840.

Moderator: José Antonio Tovar

October 15

No journal club—UF closed for Homecoming

October 22

Ford, C. L., & Airhihenbuwa, C. O. (2010). Critical race theory, race equity, and public health: Toward antiracism praxis. Am J Public Health, 100(S1), S30-S35.

Ford, C. L., Daniel, M., Earp, J. A. L., Kaufman, J. S., Golin, C. E., & Miller, W. L. (2009). Perceived everyday racism, residential segregation, and HIV testing among patients at a sexually transmitted disease clinic. Am J Public Health, 99(S1), S137-S143.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

October 29

Rasmussen, S. J. (2010). Remaking body politics: Dilemmas over female fatness as symbolic capital in two rural Tuareg communities. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 34(4), 615-632.

Moderator: Brittany Osbourne

November 5

Dettenborn, L., Tietze, A., Bruckner, F., & Kirschbaum, C. (2010). Higher cortisol content in hair among long-term unemployed individuals compared to controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1-6.

Moderator: Alan Schultz

November 12

Pham, P., Vinck, P., & Weinstein, H. (2010). Human rights, transitional justice, public health and social reconstruction. Social Science & Medicine, 70(1), 98-105.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

November 19

No journal club—American Anthropological Association Meetings (New Orleans)

November 26

No journal club—UF closed for Thanksgiving

December 3

Kalofonos, I. A. (2010). “All I Eat Is ARVs”: The Paradox of AIDS Treatment Interventions in Central Mozambique. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 24(3), 363-380.

Moderator: Noelle Sullivan

Spring 2010

January 8

Trenholm, J. E., Olsson, P., & Ahlberg, B. M. (2009). Battles on women’s bodies: War, rape and traumatisation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Global Public Health, in press.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

January 15

Shariff-Marco, S., Gee, G. C., Breen, N., Willis, G., Reeve, B. B., Grant, D. et al. (2009). A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(4), 447-453.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

January 22

Joint session with African American Studies Brownbag Series: “Turn up the HEAT: Building a community academic partnership for health equity,” Lance Gravlee

January 29

Weaver, L. J., & Hadley, C. (2009). Moving beyond hunger and nutrition: A systematic review of the evidence linking food insecurity and mental health in developing countries. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 48(4), 263-284.

Moderator: Peter Collings

February 5

Pike, I. L., Straight, B., Oesterle, M., Hilton, C., & Lanyasunya, A. (2010). Documenting the health consequences of endemic warfare in three pastoralist communities of northern Kenya: A conceptual framework. Social Science & Medicine, 70(1), 45-52.

Moderator: Alyson Young

February 12

Castel, P. (2009). What’s behind a guideline?: Authority, competition and collaboration in the French oncology sector. Social Studies of Science, 39(5), 743-764.

Moderator: Noelle Sullivan

February 19

Brown, R. A., Hruschka, D. J., & Worthman, C. M. (2009). Cultural models and fertility timing among Cherokee and White youth in Appalachia: Beyond the mode. American Anthropologist, 111(4), 420-431.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

February 26

Jemmott, J. B., Jemmott, L. S., & Fong, G. T. (2010). Efficacy of a theory-based abstinence-only intervention over 24 months: a randomized controlled trial with young adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164(2), 152-159.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

March 5

Sellstrom, E., & Bremberg, S. (2006). The significance of neighbourhood context to child and adolescent health and well-being: A systematic review of multilevel studies. Scandanavian Journal of Public Health, 34(5), 544-554.

Moderator: Peter Collings and Fredrik Lindencrona

March 12

No journal club—Spring Break

March 19

Kaptchuk, T. J., Shaw, J., Kerr, C. E., Conboy, L. A., Kelley, J. M., Csordas, T. J. et al. (2009). “Maybe I made up the whole thing”: Placebos and patients’ experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, 33(3), 382-411.

Moderator: TBD

March 26

No journal club—Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings (Mérida, Mexico)

April 2

Kubzansky, L. D., & Adler, G. K. (2010). Aldosterone: a forgotten mediator of the relationship between psychological stress and heart disease. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34(1), 80-86.

Moderator: Amy Non

April 9

Whyte, S. R. (2009). Health identities and subjectivities: The ethnographic challenge. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 23(1), 6-15.

Moderator: Noelle Sullivan

April 16

No journal club—American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

April 23

Grayman, J. H., Good, M.-J. D., & Good, B. J. (2009). Conflict nightmares and trauma in Aceh. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, 33(2), 290-312.

Fall 2009

August 28

Fast, D., Shoveller, J., Shannon, K., & Kerr, T. (2009). Safety and danger in downtown Vancouver: Understandings of place among young people entrenched in an urban drug scene. Health & Place, in press.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 4

Maman, S., Cathcart, R., Burkhardt, G., Omba, S., & Behets, F. (2009). The role of religion in HIV-positive women’s disclosure experiences and coping strategies in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Social Science & Medicine, 68(5), 965-970.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

September 11

Wendland, C. L. (2008). Research, therapy, and bioethical hegemony: the controversy over perinatal AZT trials in Africa. African Studies Review, 51(3), 1-23.

Moderator: Noelle Sullivan

September 18

Tsai, H., Yu, Y., Zhang, S., Pearson, C., Ortiz, K., Xu, X. et al. (2009). Association of genetic ancestry with preterm delivery and related traits among African American mothers. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 201(1), 94.e1-94.e10.

Moderator: Amy Non

September 25

Conversation with the authors: Suzanne Maman and Frieda Behets

October 2

Hollos, M., & Larsen, U. (2008). Motherhood in sub-Saharan Africa: The social consequences of infertility in an urban population in northern Tanzania. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 10(2), 159-173.

Moderator: Suzanne Dolwick Grieb

October 9

Tucker, J. S., Kennedy, D., Ryan, G., Wenzel, S. L., Golinelli, D., & Zazzali, J. (2009). Homeless women’s personal networks: Implications for understanding risk behavior. Human Organization, 68(2), 129-140.

Moderator: Kathryn Ranhorn

October 16

No journal club—Homecoming

October 23

Zhou, H., Watanabe, C., & Ohtsuka, R. (2007). Impacts of dietary intake and helminth infection on diversity in growth among schoolchildren in rural south China: A four-year longitudinal study. American Journal of Human Biology, 19(1), 96-106.

Moderator: Dawit Woldu

October 30

Hampshire, K. R., Panter-Brick, C., Kilpatrick, K., & Casiday, R. E. (2009). Saving lives, preserving livelihoods: Understanding risk, decision-making and child health in a food crisis. Social Science & Medicine, 68(4), 758-765.

Moderator: Alyson Young

November 6

Snodgrass, J. G., Lacy, M. G., Sharma, S. K., Jhala, Y. S., Advani, M., Bhargava, N. K. et al. (2008). Witch hunts, herbal healing, and discourses of indigenous ecodevelopment in North India: Theory and method in the anthropology of environmentality. American Anthropologist, 110(3), 299-312.

Moderator: Jai Hale-Gallardo

November 13

McGarvey, S. T. (2009). Interdisciplinary translational research in anthropology, nutrition, and public health. Annual Review of Anthropology, 38, 233-249.

Moderator: Tamar Carter

November 20

Gravlee, C. C., Non, A. L., & Mulligan, C. J. (2009). Genetic ancestry, social classification, and racial inequalities in blood pressure in southeastern Puerto Rico. PLoS ONE, 4(9), e6821.

Moderator: Aida Miro

November 27

No journal club—Thanksgiving

December 4

No journal club—American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Spring 2009

January 9

Dressler, W. W. (2007). Meaning and structure in research in medical anthropology. Anthropology in Action, 14(3), 30-43.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

January 16

Hadley, C., Tegegn, A., Tessema, F., Cowan, J., Asefa, M., & Galea, S. (2008). Food insecurity, stressful life events and symptoms of anxiety and depression in East Africa: evidence from the Gilgel Gibe Growth and Development Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62(11), 980-986.

Moderator: Alyson Young

January 23

Becares, L., Nazroo, J., & Stafford, M. (2009). The buffering effects of ethnic density on experienced racism and health. Health & Place. In press.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

January 30

Keenan, S. (2008). Listening to pregnancy dreams: Towards a Jungian Inner Map of pregnancy, lactation, weaning and post-weaning. Women and Birth, 21(3), 127-132.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

February 6

Panter-Brick, C., Eggerman, M., Mojadidi, A., & Mcdade, T. W. (2008). Social stressors, mental health, and physiological stress in an urban elite of young Afghans in Kabul. American Journal of Human Biology, 20, 627-641.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

February 13

Menon, R., Velez, D., Morgan, N., Lombardi, S., Fortunato, S., & Williams, S. (2008). Genetic regulation of amniotic fluid TNF-alpha and soluble TNF receptor concentrations affected by race and preterm birth. Human Genetics, 124(3), 243-253.

Moderator: Amy Non

February 20

Kuzawa, C. W., & Sweet, E. (2009). Epigenetics and the embodiment of race: Developmental origins of US racial disparities in cardiovascular health. American Journal of Human Biology, 21(1), 2-15.

Jasienska, G. (2009). Low birth weight of contemporary African Americans: An intergenerational effect of slavery? American Journal of Human Biology, 21(1), 16-24.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

February 27

Tawfik, L., & Watkins, S. C. (2007). Sex in Geneva, sex in Lilongwe, and sex in Balaka. Social Science & Medicine, 64(5), 1090-1101.

Moderator: Meredith Marten

March 6

Krieger, N., Chen, J. T., Waterman, P. D., Hartman, C., Stoddard, A. M., Quinn, M. et al. (2008). The inverse hazard law: Blood pressure, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, workplace abuse and occupational exposures in US low-income black, white and Latino workers. Social Science & Medicine, 67(12), 1970-1981.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

March 13

No journal club—Spring Break

March 20

No journal club—Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM

March 27

Crate, S. A. (2008). Gone the bull of winter? Grappling with the cultural implications of and anthropology’s role(s) in global climate change. Current Anthropology, 49(4), 569-595.

Moderator: Peter Collings

April 3

Kohrt, B. A., & Harper, I. (2008). Navigating diagnoses: Understanding mind–body relations, mental health, and stigma in Nepal. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, 32(4), 462-491.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

April 10

Briggs, C. L., & Mantini-Briggs, C. (2009). Confronting health disparities: Latin American social medicine in Venezuela. American Journal of Public Health, 99(3), 549.

Moderator: Alan Schultz

April 17

Wutich, A., & Ragsdale, K. (2008). Water insecurity and emotional distress: Coping with supply, access, and seasonal variability of water in a Bolivian squatter settlement. Social Science & Medicine, 67(12), 2116-2125.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

April 24

Pescosolido, B. A., Perry, B. L., Long, J. S., Martin, J. K., Nurnberger Jr., J., & Hesselbrock, V. (2008). Under the influence of genetics: How transdisciplinarity leads us to rethink social pathways to illness. American Journal of Sociology, 114(S1), S171-S201.

Moderator: Amy Non

Fall 2008

August 29

Warner, F. R. (2007). Social Support and Distress among Q’eqchi’ Refugee Women in Maya Tecun, Mexico. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 21(2), 193-217.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

September 5

Sorensen, M. V., Snodgrass, J. J., Leonard, W. R., Mcdade, T. W., Tarskaya, L. A., Ivanov, K. I. et al. (2008). Lifestyle incongruity, stress and immune function in indigenous Siberians: The health impacts of rapid social and economic change. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, in press.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

September 12

Thomas, Felicity. 2008. Indigenous narratives of HIV/AIDS: Morality and blame in a time of change. Medical Anthropology 27 (3): 227-56.

Moderator: Alan Schultz

September 19

Nyamanga, P., C. Suda, and J. Aagaard-Hansen. 2006. Similarities between human and livestock illnesses among the Luo in Western Kenya. Anthropology & Medicine 13 (1): 13-24.

Mathias, E. 2007. Ethnoveterinary medicine in the era of evidence-based medicine: Mumbo-jumbo, or a valuable resource? The Veterinary Journal 173 (2): 241-42.

Moderator: Alyson Young

September 26

Goldberg, T. L., Gillespie, T. R., Rwego, I. B., & Estoff, E. L. (2008). Forest fragmentation as cause of bacterial transmission among nonhuman primates, humans, and livestock, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(9), 1375-1382.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

October 3

Mayhew, M., Hansen, P. M., Peters, D. H., Edward, A., Singh, L. P., Dwivedi, V. et al. (2008). Determinants of skilled birth attendant utilization in Afghanistan: A cross-sectional study. American Journal of Public Health, 98(10), 1849.

Moderator: Nikki D’Errico

October 10

Jones, K. E., Patel, N. G., Levy, M. A., Storeygard, A., Balk, D., Gittleman, J. L. et al. (2008). Global trends in emerging infectious diseases. Nature, 451(7181), 990-993.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

October 17

Béhague, D. P., Gonçalves, H., & Victora, C. G. (2008). Anthropology and epidemiology: learning epistemological lessons through a collaborative venture. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, 13(6), 1701-1710.

Moderator: Douglas Monroe

October 24

No journal club — University closed for homecoming

October 31

Foley, E. E. (2008). Neoliberal reform and health dilemmas. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 22(3), 257-273.

Moderator: Alyson Young

November 7

Seeley, J., Biraro, S., Shafer, L. A., Nasirumbi, P., Foster, S., Whitworth, J. et al. (2008). Using in-depth qualitative data to enhance our understanding of quantitative results regarding the impact of HIV and AIDS on households in rural Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 67(9), 1434-1446.

Moderator: Meredith Marten

November 14

Trostle, J. A., Hubbard, A., Scott, J., Cevallos, W., Bates, S. J., & Eisenberg, J. N. S. (2008). Raising the level of analysis of food-borne outbreaks: Food-sharing networks in rural coastal Ecuador. Epidemiology, 19(3), 384-390.

Moderator: Peter Collings

November 21

No journal club (AAA meetings, San Francisco)

November 28

No journal club (Thanksgiving)

December 5

Pickett, K. E. & Wilkinson, R. G. (2008). People like us: ethnic group density effects on health. Ethnicity & Health, 13(4), 321-334.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

December 12

Phinney, H. (2008). "Rice is essential but tiresome; you should get some noodles": Doi moi and the political economy of men’s extramarital sexual relations and marital HIV risk in Hanoi, Vietnam. American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 650-660.

Mills, S. (2008). The political economy of men’s HIV risk in Vietnam and intervention choices. American Journal of Public Health, 98(10), 1734-1735.

Moderator: Alan Schultz

Spring 2008

January 18

Lorway, R. (2006). Dispelling "heterosexual African AIDS" in Namibia: Same-sex sexuality in the township of Katutura. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 8(5), 435-449.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

January 25

Trnka, S. (2007). Languages of labor: negotiating the real and the relational in Indo-Fijian women’s expressions of physical pain. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 21(4), 388-408.

Moderator: Erica Gibson

February 1

Gersten, O. (2008). Neuroendocrine biomarkers, social relations, and the cumulative costs of stress in Taiwan. Social Science & Medicine, 66(3), 507-519.

McDade, T. W. (2008). Challenges and opportunities for integrative health research in the context of culture: A commentary on Gersten. Social Science & Medicine, 66(3), 520-524.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

February 8

McDade, T. W., Reyes-Garcia, V., Blackinton, P., Tanner, S., Huanca, T., & Leonard, W. R. (2007). Ethnobotanical knowledge is associated with indices of child health in the Bolivian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(15), 6134-6139.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

February 15

Kirmayer, L. J. & Sartorius, N. (2007). Cultural models and somatic syndromes. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69(9), 832-840.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

February 22

Williams, R. B., et al. (2008). Childhood socioeconomic status and serotonin transporter gene polymorphism enhance cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70(1), 32-39.

Moderator: Amy Non

February 29

Snipes, S., Thompson, B., O’Connor, K., Godina, R., & Ibarra, G. (2007). Anthropological and psychological merge: Design of a stress measure for Mexican farmworkers. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 31(3), 359-388.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

March 7

Izquierdo, C. & Johnson, A. (2007). Desire, envy and punishment: A Matsigenka emotion schema in illness narratives and folk stories. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 31(4), 419-444.

Moderator: Brian Tyler

March 14

No journal club (Spring Break)

March 21

Pylypa, J. (2007). Healing herbs and dangerous doctors: “Fruit fever” and community conflicts with biomedical care in Northeast Thailand. Medical Anthropological Quarterly, 21(4), 349-368.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

March 28

No journal club (SfAA/SMA Meetings)

April 4

Cheyney, M. J. (2008). Homebirth as systems-challenging praxis: Knowledge, power, and intimacy in the birthplace. Qualitative Health Research, 18(2), 254-267.

Moderator: Melissa Cheyney

April 11

Monnet, E., Ramée, C., Minello, A., Jooste, V., Carel, D., & Di Martino, V. (2008). Socioeconomic context, distance to primary care and detection of hepatitis C: A French population-based study. Social Science & Medicine, 66(5), 1046-1056.

Moderator: Alexandra Fehr

April 18

Kunitz, Stephen J. “Life-Course Observations of Alcohol Use Among Navajo Indians: Natural History Or Careers?” Medical Anthropological Quarterly 20, no. 3 (2006): 279-96.

Moderator: Pete Collings

April 25

Kamat, Vinay R. “"I Thought it Was Only Ordinary Fever!" Cultural Knowledge and the Micropolitics of Therapy Seeking for Childhood Febrile Illness in Tanzania.” Social Science & Medicine 62, no. 12 (2006): 2945-59.

Moderator: Aryeh Jacobsohn

May 2

Lane, S. D., Keefe, R. H., Rubinstein, R., Levandowski, B. A., Webster, N., Cibula, D. A. et al. (2008). Structural violence, urban retail food markets, and low birth weight. Health & Place, 14(3), 415-423.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

Fall 2007

September 18

Parikh, S. A. (2007). The Political Economy of Marriage and HIV: The ABC Approach, "Safe" Infidelity, and Managing Moral Risk in Uganda. American Journal of Public Health 97:1198-1208.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

Note: This week only, we will meet in the Diaspora Room, Turlington 1350.

September 25

Quinlan, M. B. & Quinlan, R. J. (2007). Modernization and Medicinal Plant Knowledge in a Caribbean Horticultural Village. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 21:169-192.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

October 2

Wendland, C. L. (2007). The Vanishing Mother: Cesarean Section and "Evidence-Based Obstetrics." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 21:218-233.

Moderator: Kim Cox

October 9

Lonardi, C. (2007). The Passing Dilemma in Socially Invisible Diseases: Narratives on Chronic Headache. Social Science and Medicine, 65(8), 1619-1629.

Moderator: Erica Gibson

October 16

Wood, K., Lambert, H., & Jewkes, R. (2007). Showing Roughness in a Beautiful Way: Talk about Love, Coercion, and Rape in South African Youth Sexual Culture. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 21(3), 277-300.

Moderator: Melissa Lanzone

October 23

Taubes, G. (2007). Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy? New York Times Magazine, September 16,p. 52.

Moderator: Amy Non

October 30

Bindon, J., Dressler, W. W., Gilliland, M. J., & Crews, D. E. (2007). A cross-cultural perspective on obesity and health in three groups of women: the Mississippi Choctaw, American Samoans, and African Americans. Collegium Antropologicum, 31(1), 47-54.

Moderator: Erica Gibson

November 6

Liburd, L. C. (2003). Food, Identity, and African-American Women with Type 2 Diabetes: An Anthropological Perspective. Diabetes Spectrum, 16(3), 160-165.

Moderator: Bridgett Rahim-Williams

November 13

Kuzawa, C. W. (2007). Developmental origins of life history: Growth, productivity, and reproduction. American Journal of Human Biology, 19(5), 654-661.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee

November 20

Jones, J. H. (2005). Fetal programming: adaptive life-history tactics or making the best of a bad start? American Journal of Human Biology, 17(1), 22-33.

Moderator: Eric Kightley

November 27

No journal club (AAA Meetings)

December 4

Trnka, S. (2007). Languages of labor: negotiating the real and the relational in Indo-Fijian women’s expressions of physical pain. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 21(4), 388-408.

Moderator: Lance Gravlee