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Mark Nichter

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  • Advisor
  • Humans & the Microbiome

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Mark Nichter is co-ordinator of the graduate medical anthropology training program at the University of Arizona.

He has more than 30 years experience conducting health-related research in Asia, Africa and North America, and is well known in global health and tobacco-control communities. His most recent research has focused on neglected and emerging diseases, tobacco and pharmaceutical practice. Currently, he co-ordinates social science research for Buruli ulcer and chronic wound care projects in West Africa, funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation; and is co-principal investigator on a tobacco project in Istanbul, Turkey, funded by Global Bridges and the Mayo Clinic.

Awards

  • Regents Professor, University of Arizona
  • Margaret Mead Award
  • Society for Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award
  • Wellcome Institute Medal for Applied Medical Anthropology
  • Society for Medical Anthropology Graduate Student Mentor

Relevant Publications

  • Pathak, G., & Nichter, M. (2019). The anthropology of plastics: An agenda for local studies of a global matter of concern. Medical anthropology quarterly, 33(3), 307-26. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12514.
  • Nichter, M. (2019). Social science contributions to buruli ulcer focused health service research in West-Africa. In G. Pluschke & K. Röltgen (eds.), Buruli Ulcer (249-272). New York: Springer International Publishing.
  • Nichter, M. (2019). Comorbidity: Reconsidering the unit of analysis. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 30(4), 536-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12319.
  • Nichter, Mark. (2013). The rise and transformation of evidence-based medicine. American Anthropologist,115(4), 647-49.
  • Nichter, M. (2008). Global health: Why cultural perceptions, social representations, and biopolitics matter. Arizona: University of Arizona Press.

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