The Anthropology Department offers cutting edge training for both undergraduates and graduates. Our programs include the traditional BA, MA/PhD programs, plus a BA/MA (Integrated Graduate Studies program in which undergraduate students can graduate with an MA in 4 years), as well as a 1-Year MA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes a certificate in Global Health, and joint MA/MPH and PhD/MPH, MA/MD and PhD/MD degree programs.

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Kassen Lecture: Dr. Heidi J. Larson (October 29, 2021)

Emotional Contagion in Times of COVID: From Fear to Hope Heidi J. Larson, PhD Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project; Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Clinical Professor, Department of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle; Guest Professor, University of Antwerp...

Dr. Bridget Haas joins department as Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Haas received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from NYU, an MS in Social Administration from CWRU, and her PhD in Anthropology from University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include medical and psychological anthropology; refugee and immigrant health/mental health; political asylum; global mental health; culture and mental...

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Lecture: Dr. Sienna Craig (April 22, 2021)

Kinship, Care and Attunement to Stories: Himalayan Lives between Nepal and New York City Sienna Craig, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 923 9917 5296 Passcode: 599958 Event Flier For centuries, people from Mustang, Nepal, have relied on agriculture, pastoralism, and trade as a...

Alumni Spotlight

Heather Baily: PhD Anthropology 2020, MPH 2020

Dr. Baily graduated with a PhD in Anthropology and an MPH in May 2020. She is a Population/Health/Nutrition Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Foreign Service Officers are posted for a 2 or 4-year tour at a US Embassy and serve as technical experts overseeing USAID-funded programs. She will:

  • Design, implement and evaluate population/health/nutrition (PHN) programs in any of the following relevant areas: Primary health care, maternal/child health, population/family planning, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (including TB, malaria, and pandemic threats), environmental health, nutrition, social marketing of public health concepts or products, demography, epidemiology, biomedical/clinical research, health economics, and health system strengthening.
  • Cooperate with other US Government (USG) agencies in country, under the leadership of the US Ambassador, to ensure integrated US government strategies and programs to improve the health of the country’s citizens and to support achievement of USG foreign policy objectives.
  • Identify priority assistance needs in the PHN public health sector and to decide how to invest USAID resources to address the public health sector needs identified.
  • Design projects and programs, with appropriate budgets, to meet the needs identified in the PHN public health sector.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of PHN projects, including managing procurement and human resources.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the extent to which projects are achieving the purpose intended and results.
  • Advise senior Agency leaders on technical health policy and approaches.
  • Work with host country health officials in project design and implementation and to negotiate with senior host country officials to improve outcomes.
  • Coordinate with international agencies, other donors, and NGOs to provide health sector assistance to the country.

Learn how to join Lambda Alpha, the CWRU Ohio Theta Chapter of the national honors society for students of Anthropology.

Interested in a career in Anthropology? American Anthropological Association (AAA) website, This Is Anthropology, may have helpful information.

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