Clarence C. Gravlee

Clarence C. Gravlee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, with affiliate appointments in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, the African American Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Office Hours for Fall 2017

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
1112 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117305
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
352-392-6929 FAX


Current Graduate Students

Yasemin AkdasYasemin Akdas, MA
PhD and MPH student with an emphasis on medical anthropology and epidemiology. Her interests include social inequalities in prostate cancer, gender and sexuality, and research methods.

Douglas MonroeDouglas Monroe, MPH
PhD student with an emphasis on medical anthropology. His research interests include race and racism, health inequity and social justice, and food security in the context of culture.

Brian TylerBrian Tyler, MA
PhD candidate with an emphasis on medical anthropology. His dissertation research, based on fieldwork in Guatemala, examines how culture mediates the long-term health effects of exposure to trauamatic violence.


Former Graduate Students

June CarringtonJune O. Carrington, PhD, MPH, MA
Postdoctoral Associate at University of Miami. Her interests include health disparities, breast cancer, chronic conditions (diabetes, obesity, and hypertension), and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brittany OsbourneBrittany Osbourne, MFA
Medical anthropologist with expertise in digital art and science. Her interests include body image, obesity and related diseases, anthropometrics, mental health, health inequality, virtual technology, entrepreneurship, and the African Diaspora.

Alan SchultzAlan Schultz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Baylor University. His research examines sociocultural influences on chronic stress and health inequalities, with regional emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nicole C. D'ErricoNicole C. Rodney (D'Errico), Ph.D.
Birthing doula and MA and MPH student with an emphasis on medical anthropology and epidemiology. Her research focused on maternal and child health in the context of violent conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (co-advised with Dr. Alyson Young).

Suzanne Dolwick GriebSuzanne Dolwick Grieb, PhD, MSPH
Currently Kellogg Health Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dolwick Grieb's dissertation (2009, co-advised with Dr. Rick Stepp) focused on gender, migration, and HIV/AIDS among the Garifuna of Honduras and New York City.


Former Undergraduate Students

Ritchie L. AmbroiseRitchie L. Ambroise
Undergraduate major in Food Science and Human Nutrition, with aspirations to become a medical doctor. Ritchie assisted our research on childhood obesity and the food environment with the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee (HEAT).

Ashley de PaduaAshley de Padua
Undergraduate student with interests in medical anthropology. Her research involved a content analysis to examine how the concepts of race and ethnicity are used in biomedical publications (2009).

Alexandra FehrAlexandra Fehr, MPH
Participant in University Scholars Program. Her senior thesis, based on six weeks of fieldwork in Peru, examined cultural and political-economic influences on healing choices related to tuberculosis (2008). Completed MPH at Emory University.

Linda GordonLinda Gordon, MS
Undergraduate at Florida State University. Her interests include nutrition, health inequities, biocultural approaches, and mixed methods research. Now pursuing PhD in medical anthropology at Michigan State University.

Natali ValdezNatali Valdez
McNair Scholar with interests in medical anthropology. Her senior thesis research focused on health disparities and structural inequalities in the food environment (2009). Now pursuing PhD in anthropology at UC-Irvine.


Former Postdoctoral Associate

Sarah Szurek, Ph.D.Sarah Szurek, Ph.D.
Biocultural medical anthropologist and Postdoctoral Associate. Her research interests include food and nutrition, health disparities, social networks, diabetes and obesity, Latino immigration, and populations in the southern U.S.


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