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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku


Alexandra Brewis Slade, Professor of Medical Anthropology
Email: Alex.Brewis@asu.edu
Website: www.public.asu.edu/~abrewis

Trained in Anthropology and Demography, I favor locally-situated bio-cultural field studies as a way to better how biology, culture, and ecology interact to produce population variation in demographic and health outcomes. My field projects to date have ranged across such topics as reproduction and family planning, breastfeeding, child health and survival, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and body image and obesity, and have been located in communities in Mexico, the U.S., Samoa, Micronesia, and New Zealand. At the other end of the scale, I also am very interested in the analysis of large, comparative databases to identify the ecological and social underpinnings of the really broad patterns of human health and population. To me, one of the more powerful aspects of an anthropological approach is having the theoretical framework to do cross-cultural comparisons in a way that can provide truly meaningful understandings of broad-scale (universal, not just global) demographic phenomena.

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