Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology; Chair, Anthropology
What I doI am committed to the collective imagining of a society with no exclusion and to working toward its realization through the combination of applied work in anthropology and public health.
health, Human Rights, ethnographic research
between public health practice and health as a human right from the perspective of sociocultural epidemiology. He received a medical degree in 2000 and a master in public
health in 2006 (both from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala), as well as a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Washington in 2013. Between 2001 and
2006, he worked in rural Guatemala as a physician and primary health project coordinator. He is Associate Professor in the Anthropology department at the University of Denver.
He maintains professional collaborations in Guatemala with the Instituto de Salud Incluyente (ISIS), the Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), the Fundación para el Niño Enfermo Renal (FUNDANIER), and the Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala (UVG).
- MD, Medicine, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
- MPH (Master in Public Health), Epidemiology, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2013
- American Anthropological Association
- Society for Applied Anthropology
- Colegio de Médicos de Guatemala
Areas of Research