Mark Nichter is Regents Professor emeritus and former coordinator of the Graduate Medical Anthropology Training Program at the University of Arizona. He holds a Doctorate degree in Anthropology as well as a master’s degree in public health, and Post-doctorate training in cultural psychiatry and clinical anthropology. Mark holds joint appointments in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. He has four decades of experience conducting health-related research in South and SE Asia, West Africa, and North America. Mark is widely published and well known to both the health social science and global health communities. He has worked as an adviser to several international health and development organizations and has been a member of three Institute of Medicine panels. Mark is currently a member of three COVID-19 related Task Forces and is the co-founder of HCW-HOSTED.org, a 501(c)3 coalition in support of health care workers and their families during the pandemic. His other current research includes projects on emerging and neglected tropical diseases, the human microbiome, antibiotic overuse, tobacco control, and plastic pollution and its impact on the environment.
Mark has been the recipient of several awards including the Margret Mead and Robert Textor Anticipatory Anthropology award bestowed by the American Anthropological Association, the Career Achievement and Graduate Student Mentor awards presented by the Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Welcome Medal for Research in Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems conferred by the Royal Anthropological Institute UK.
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