Dr. Emery Eaves
Emery Eaves received her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona. She has been involved in wide range of collaborative, interdisciplinary health research. Her primary focus is on substance use and addiction and most current research is focused on opioid use during pregnancy. Dr. Eaves approaches behavioral health and addiction using applied, phenomenological, and critical medical anthropological perspectives. Her current research is focused on health equity in opioid addiction treatment.
Dr. Eaves is also a core faculty member of NAU’s PhD in interdisciplinary health https://nau.edu/ih-phd/principal-faculty/ and an affiliate of the NAU Center for Health Equity Research http://cher.nau.edu/index.php/staff/.
Current research projects include serving as a co-investigator on Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute’s evaluation of the rollout of Oregon’s new Medicaid coverage of complementary and integrative healthcare options for chronic back and neck pain; and two grant funded projects focused on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the need for improved recovery support for pregnant women with opioid use disorders.
ANT 600 Anthropological Theory
ANT 480/580 Medical Anthropology
ANT 624 Anthropology of Science, Technology, and the Biomedical Production of “Normal”
ANT 280 Shamans, Surgeons, and Syndromes: Global Health and Healing
Eaves, Emery R., Clarissa W. Hsu, Lynn DeBar, Catherine J. Livingston, Laura E. Ocker, Sarah J. McDonald, Laurel Dillon-Sumner, & Cheryl Ritenbaugh. (In Press) Whole Systems within Whole Systems: The Oregon Health Plan’s expansion of services for back and neck pain. the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Eaves, Emery R. & Cheryl Ritenbaugh. (2018) “Placebo.” The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Edited by Hillary Callan. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Invited submission)
Robert T. Trotter, II, Ricky Camplain, Emery R. Eaves, Viacheslav Fofanov, Natalia O. Dmitrieva, Crystal Hepp, Meghan Warren, Brianna Barrios, Nicole Pagel, Alyssa Mayer, Julie A. Baldwin. (2018) Health Disparities and Converging Epidemics in Jail Populations: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Research Protocols. 7(10):e10337
Baldwin, Julie, Heather J Williamson, Emery R. Eaves, et al. (2017) Broadening Measures of Success: Results of a Behavioral Health Translational Research Training Program. BMC Implementation Science. 12(1):92
Eaves, Emery R., Amy Howerter, Mark Nichter, Lysbeth Floden, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Judith Gordon, Myra Muramoto. (2017). Implementation of tobacco cessation brief intervention in complementary and alternative medicine practice: qualitative evaluation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 23(17):331-338
Eaves, Emery R., Mark Nichter, Amy Howerter, Lysbeth Floden, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Judith Gordon, Myra Muramoto. (2016). “Printed Educational Materials’ Impact on Tobacco Cessation Brief Interventions in CAM Practice: Patient and Practitioner Experiences.” Health Promotion Practice. 17(6):862-870
Eaves, Emery R., M. Nichter, and C. Ritenbaugh. (2016). Ways of hoping: Navigating the paradox of hope and despair in chronic pain. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 40(1):35-58.
Eaves, Emery R., (2015). “Just Advil”: Harm reduction and identity construction in the use of over-the-counter pain medication among people living with chronic pain. Social Science and Medicine 146:147-154.
Eaves, Emery R., Mark Nichter, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Elizabeth Sutherland, Samuel F Dworkin. (2015). “Works of Illness and the Challenges of Social Risk and the Specter of Pain in the Lived Experience of TMD.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 29(2):157-177
Eaves, Emery R., Karen J Sherman, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Clarissa Hsu, Mark Nichter, Judith A Turner, Daniel C Cherkin. (2015). A Qualitative Study of Changes in Expectations Over Time Among Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Seeking Four CAM Therapies. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15(1):12
Eaves, Emery R., Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Mark Nichter, Allison Hopkins, Karen J Sherman. (2014). Modes of Hoping: Understanding hope and expectation in the context of a CAM clinical trial. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. 10(4):225-232
Bletzer, Keith V, Nicole P Yuan, Mary P Koss, Emery R. Eaves, David Goldman. (2011). Taking Humor Seriously: Talking About Drinking in Native American Focus Groups. Medical Anthropology. 30(3): 295–318.
Yuan, Nicole P, Emery R. Eaves, Mary P Koss, Mona Polacca, Keith Bletzer, David Goldman. (2010). “Alcohol Is Something That Been With Us Like a Common Cold”: Community Perceptions of American Indian Drinking. Substance Use & Misuse. 45(12): 1909–1929.