Lydia Boyd

Assistant Professor, Department of African and African American Studies
PhD (Anthropology), New York University, 2010
204 Battle Hall

Research interests:
Health policy and international aid; sexuality and health; rights-based health activism; HIV/AIDS; personhood and morality; religion; evangelical Christianity; gender and generation in Africa; Uganda

Mara Buchbinder

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
(919) 843-6881
341A MacNider CB# 7240
333 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Research interests:
anthropology of biomedicine; clinical communication and the physician-patient relationship; families, health, and illness; language, narrative, and healing; science and technology studies; medical ethics

Jocelyn Chua

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009

Areas of Interest:
Anthropologies and politics of health and well-being; globalization of psychiatry; mental health and illness; politics of life and death; suicide; ontologies of the body; kinship and care; South Asia; Kerala

Dale L. Hutchinson

Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1991
(919) 962-3844
201-C Alumni Hall Office

Research interests:
Bioarchaeology; Human Osteology; Forensic Anthropology; Paleopathology; Health and Nutrition; Agricultural Origins and Consequences; Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States; South America

Martha King
BA, Archaeology and Ancient History, Furman University, 2000
MA, Folklore, UNC-CH, 2006
PhD candidate, Anthropology, UNC-CH
Graduate Trainee, Center for Genomics and Society CEER

Research interests:
Sociocultural Anthropology, Economies of Medicine and Belief, Genomics and Society / ELSI, Clinical Encounters, Embodiment, Identity, Materiality, Anabaptists, the Amish


Paul Leslie

Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Penn State, 1977
(919) 843-8978
301 Alumni Building

Research interests:
Biological Anthropology, Human Ecology, Demography, Population Genetics, Reproduction, East Africa.

Peter Redfield

Associate Professor
Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1995
(919) 843-7807
307 Alumni Building

Research interests:
Anthropology of Science and Technology; Colonial History and Postcolonial Relations; Ethics, Nonprofit Organizations and Transnational Experts; Humanitarianism and Human Rights; Europe; French Guiana; Uganda.

Michele Rivkin-Fish

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Princeton, 1997
410G Alumni Building

Research interests:
Ethnographic methods of the United States and Russia; focus on reproductive politics and health care reform and health policy

Barry Saunders

Barry Saunders,
(919) 843-8272
Fax: (919) 966-7499

345B MacNider Hall Med School
Campus Box 7240

Research interests:  Social Medicine

Mark Sorensen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2003
(919) 962-3280
Fax: (919) 962-1613
209B Alumni Building

Research interests:
I am a biological anthropologist specializing in biocultural and evolutionary approaches to human variation. My research focuses on the linkages between social and cultural processes, human biology, and health. I am particularly interested in the biological impacts of globalization, modernization, and cultural change, in human adaptability and in ecological models for hominid evolution.

Amanda Thompson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Anthropology, Emory University, 2007
MPH Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2007
(919) 843-6255
403C CPC East, 123 W. Franklin St.
Carolina Population Center CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Research interests:
Early life determinants of body composition, obesity and health; infant and child feeding practices; cultural and biomedical influences on human growth and physiology.

Graduate Students

Medical Anthropology

Bryan Dougan
Ampson Hagan
Yioula Sigounas
Sugandh Gupta
Courtney Canter
Kelly Houck
Guy Shalev

Bio Anthropology

Hannah Jahnke
Achsah Dorsey
Isa Godinez
Kari Riggle
Jacob Griffin