Term: July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2014
Mark A. Nichter is Regents Professor and coordinator of the Graduate Medical Anthropology Training Program at the University of Arizona. He received a BA in philosophy and psychology at the George Washington University (1971), a Ph.D. in social anthropology (University of Edinburgh, 1977), a M.P.H. in International Health (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1978), and postdoctoral training in clinically applied anthropology (University of Hawaii, 1980-83). He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona as well as the Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Nichter has over 30 years of experience conducting health related research in Asia, Africa, and North America and is well known to the global health as well as the tobacco control communities. His most recent research has focused on neglected and emerging diseases, tobacco, and pharmaceutical practice. He is presently the PI on a NIH Fogarty International Center funded project developing culturally appropriate approaches to tobacco cessation in medical schools, clinics and community settings in India and Indonesia. He also coordinates social science research for an UBS Optimus Foundation-funded Buruli Ulcer project in West Africa.