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Medical Anthropology Journal Club

Medical Anthropology Journal Club (ANG 6905)
Fridays,  5th period (11:45 am-12:35 pm)
Turlington B103 (Med Anthro Lab)

Welcome to the page for the Medical Anthropology Journal Club for FALL 2015.

See below for the schedule of upcoming articles. If you have an article you would like to present, please send it to and I’ll add you to the schedule.

 A list of journal club articles prior to August 2014 can be found in Dr. Lance Gravlee’s archive.


**Please note, most of these articles require connecting to the UF library proxy for access.

August 28: No journal club

September 4: Molly Knowles, Jenny Rabinowich, Tianna Gaines-Turner, and Mariana Chilton (2015) Witnesses to Hunger: Methods for Photovoice and Participatory Action Research in Public Health. Human Organization: Fall 2015, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 255-265. (Lance Gravlee)

September 11: Bagnol, B., Alders, R. and R. McConchie. 2015. Gender Issues in Human, Animal and Plant Health using an Ecohealth Perspective. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 5 (1): 62. (Alyson Young)

September 18: Thorsson, S., Holmer, B., Andjelic, A., Lindén, J., Cimerman, S., & Barregard, L. (2014). Carbon monoxide concentrations in outdoor wood-fired kitchens in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso—implications for women’s and children’s health. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(7), 4479-4492. (David Dillon)

September 25: Brown, H., & Kelly, A. H. (2014). Material proximities and hotspots: Toward an anthropology of viral hemorrhagic fevers. Medical anthropology quarterly, 28(2), 280-303. (Lance Gravlee)

October 2:  Abramowitz SA, McLean KE, McKune SL, Bardosh KL, Fallah M, et al. (2015) Community-Centered Responses to Ebola in Urban Liberia: The View from Below. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(4): e0003706. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003706 (Sharon Abramowitz)

October 9: Holmes, Seth M., and Maya Ponte. “En-case-ing the patient: disciplining uncertainty in medical student patient presentations.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 35.2 (2011): 163-182. (Rebecca Henderson)

October 16: Teig, E., Amulya, J., Bardwell, L., Buchenau, M., Marshall, J. A., & Litt, J. S. (2009). Collective efficacy in Denver, Colorado: Strengthening neighborhoods and health through community gardens. Health & Place, 15(4), 1115-1122. (Dalila D’Ingeo)

October 23: Tach, L., & Amorim, M. (2015). Constrained, Convenient, and Symbolic Consumption: Neighborhood Food Environments and Economic Coping Strategies among the Urban Poor. Journal of Urban Health, 1-20. (Doug Monroe)

October 30: No journal club

November 7: No journal club (UF Homecoming)

November 13: Megan Cogburn

November 21: No journal club

November 28: No journal club (Thanksgiving)

December 4: No journal club


**Please note, most of these articles require connecting to the UF library proxy for access.

January 9: No journal club

January 16: Veile, A., Martin, M., McAllister, L., Gurven, M. 2014. Modernization is associated with intensive breastfeeding patterns in the Bolivian Amazon, Social Science & Medicine, 100: 148-158. (Alyson Young)

January 23: No journal club (Innovations in Global Health Symposium–Jan. 22-23)

January 30: Lamb, S. 2014. Permanent personhood or meaningful decline? Toward a critical anthropology of successful aging, Journal of Aging Studies, 29:41-52. (Carola Salazar)

February 6: Thomson, S. (2010). Local Power Relations and Household Gender Dynamics: Assessing Rwanda’s Claim to Universal HIV/AIDS Treatment in Context. Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines, 44(3), 552-578. (Megan Cogburn)

February 13: Albert, M., Paradis, E. and A. Kuper. 2015. Interdisciplinary promises versus practices in medicine: The decoupled experiences of social sciences and humanities scholars. Social Science & Medicine, 126: 17-25. (Chu Hsaio)

February 20: Owens, O. L., Friedman, D. B., Brandt, H. M., Bernhardt, J. M., & Hébert, J. R. (2015). Digital Solutions for Informed Decision Making An Academic–Community Partnership for the Development of a Prostate Cancer Decision Aid for African American Men. American journal of men’s health, 1-13. (Esther Piervil)

February 27: Bentley, M. E., Johnson, S. L., Wasser, H., Creed‐Kanashiro, H., Shroff, M., Fernandez Rao, S., & Cunningham, M. (2014). Formative research methods for designing culturally appropriate, integrated child nutrition and development interventions: an overview. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1308(1), 54-67. (Alyson Young)

March 6: No journal club (Spring break)

March 13 and 20: No journal club (AY out of town).

March 27: Blainey, M.G. (2015) Forbidden Therapies: Santo Daime, Ayahuasca and the Prohibition of Entheogens in Western Society. Journal of Religion & Health. 54:287–302 (Gary Stocker)

April 3: Trainer, S., Brewis, A., Hruschka, D., & Williams, D. (2015). Translating Obesity: Navigating the Front Lines of the “War on Fat.” American Journal of Human Biology, 27(1), 61–68. (Sarah Szurek)

April 10: Seltzer, L. J., Ziegler, T., Connolly, M. J., Prososki, A. R. and Pollak, S. D. (2014), Stress-Induced Elevation of Oxytocin in Maltreated Children: Evolution, Neurodevelopment, and Social Behavior. Child Development, 85: 501–512. (Kelly Chapman)

April 17: Runkle, J. D., Tovar-Aguilar, J. A., Economos, E., Flocks, J., Williams, B., Muniz, J. F., … & McCauley, L. (2013) Pesticide risk perception and biomarkers of exposure in Florida female farmworkers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(11), 1286-1292. (David Dillon)

Journal club will resume in August 2015.


August 29: No journal club

September 5: Hadley, C. and Decaro, J. A. (2014), Testing hypothesized predictors of immune activation in Tanzanian infants and children: Community, household, caretaker, and child effects. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 26: 523–529. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22558 (Alyson Young)

September 12: Seth A. Berkowitz, Hilary K. Seligman, Niteesh K. Choudhry (2014) Treat or Eat: Food Insecurity, Cost-related Medication Underuse, and Unmet Needs, The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 127, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 303-310.e3, ISSN 0002-9343, doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.01.002. (Doug Monroe)

September 19: Elijah Bisung, Susan J. Elliott, Corinne J. Schuster-Wallace, Diana M. Karanja, Abudho Bernard, Social capital, collective action and access to water in rural Kenya, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119, October 2014, Pages 147-154, doi.10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.060.  (Poulomy Chakraborty)

September 26: Daniela Cristina Ioviţă, Ways of Increasing Degree of the Quality of Life in the Institutions for Elderly People, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 46, 2012, Pages 3999-4003. (Carola Salazar)

October 3: Howell, J. L., Koudenburg, N., Loschelder, D. D., Weston, D., Fransen, K., De Dominicis, S., Gallagher, S. and Haslam, S. A. (2014), Happy but unhealthy: The relationship between social ties and health in an emerging network. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol.. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2030 (Sarah Szurek)

October 10: Ziad A Memish, Alimuddin Zumla, Rafat F Alhakeem, Abdullah Assiri, Abdulhafeez Turkestani, Khalid D Al Harby, Mohamed Alyemni, Khalid Dhafar, Philippe Gautret, Maurizio Barbeschi, Brian McCloskey, David Heymann, Abdullah A Al Rabeeah, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq. 2014. Hajj: infectious disease surveillance and control, The Lancet, 383(9934) :2073-2082. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60381-0. (Amber Barnes)

October 17: No journal club (UF Homecoming)

October 25: Lincoln, M. L. (2014), Tainted Commons, Public Health: The Politico–Moral Significance of Cholera in Vietnam. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28: 342–361. doi: 10.1111/maq.12069 (Poulomy Chakraborty)

October 31: Kuan, Chen-I (2014), “Suffering Twice”: The Gender Politics of Caesarean Sections in Taiwan. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28(3): 399-418. (Megan Cogburn)

November 7: Hicks, K. (2014). A Biocultural Perspective on Fictive Kinship in the Andes: Social Support and Women’s Immune Function in El Alto, Bolivia. Medical anthropology quarterly. (Poulomy Chakraborty)

November 14: Singer, M. (2014). Transcending ‘Ordinary Times Rules’ in Environmental Health: The Critical Challenge for Medical Anthropology. Medical anthropology, (just-accepted). (David Dillon)

November 21: Rodney, N. C., & Mulligan, C. J. (2014). A biocultural study of the effects of maternal stress on mother and newborn health in the Democratic Republic of Congo. American journal of physical anthropology, 155(2), 200-209. (Chu Hsaio)

November 28: No journal club (Thanksgiving break)

December 5: No journal club (AAA meetings)