Medical Anthropology


Each society and culture perceives illness, health, and healing differently. In some cases, these perceptions can be an obstacle to the timely prevention and treatment of sickness.

Our Work

AMP’s work in medical anthropology aims to enhance understanding of how vaccine-preventable illness is perceived and cured around the world. In particular, we focus on:

The data from our research provide insight into demand for vaccination and medical care, offer greater understanding of why morbidity and mortality remain high in certain settings, and enlighten ways to improve care and preventive strategies. This information is critical to providing greater access to widely available medicines and building upon their current use.