Medical Anthropology Practice Collective (MAPC)
Medical anthropology has served as the foundation for widely used theories and methods used in interdisciplinary health work and continues to provide valuable insights to ongoing health-focused research and practice. Students and partners working with the MAPC engage in theory-driven qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to explore and understand the root causes of health outcomes.
The MAPC has many benefits:
- The collective brings together the expertise and skills of medical anthropologists in the region,
- Students aligned with the collective has opportunities for volunteer and internship placements working alongside anthropologists in the lab and in the field.
- Students work with faculty to design and conduct active research projects.
- Students and faculty affiliated with the MAPC regularly present work at professional conferences.
- Opportunities with faculty to publish multiple-author research outcomes and policy briefs.
- MAPC collaboration helps students to connect with researchers across campus and throughout the region.
- The labs in the collective provide space for students at all levels to do independent projects and gain experience in collaborative health and social research.