In Beatrix Hauser editor Yoga Traveling: Bodily Practice in Transcultural Perspective. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2013. Nichter, Mimi, Nichter, Mark, Carkoglu, A. Her research in Karnataka has focused on a range of topics including ethnophysiology, folk dietetics, ritual, and transnational yoga flows. Ethnomedicine: Diverse Trend, Common Linkages. The issues addressed in these essays were investigated during 38 months of fieldwork in rural southwest peninsular India 197 4-86 and 15 months of fieldwork in southwest Sri Lanka 1983-84.
Nichter, Mark and Nichter, Mimi. I have an extensive background working in maternal and child health and women's reproductive health and have conducted research in and served as a consultant in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia and Mauritania. Clinical anthropologist as therapy facilitator: Role development and clinician evaluation in a psychiatric training program. Medical Anthropology 13:1-2, 137-171, 1991. Nichter M, Quintero G, Pluralistic Health Care Arenas. It developed innovative tobacco cessation training programs in medical colleges, introduced cessation programs in clinic and community settings, promoted a community-based smoke free home movement, and helped establish a tobacco cessation community of practice. Pharmaceutical Practice in the U.
In Anthropology and Public Health, R. The program trains scholars to investigate the effects of contextual factors on behavior and biology in order to strengthen the knowledge base supporting population-wide interventions. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. A series of case studies, this book contains contributions by a distinguished husband-wife team of medical anthropologists to the study of a number of important health issues in South and Southeast Asia since the mid 1970s. By including chapters that focus on health care's sudden advent as commodity and the microeconomic approach to public funding for health care facilities, the Nichters explore a world in which money and patients' expectations play an ever increasing role in the way health care is provided. Recognizing the significance of cultural aspects in the practice of medicine, this book places a strong emphasis on the social structure, customs, and history of the indigenous population and its ramifications on health care providers.
Journal of Ritual Studies, 24 2 : 37-55, 2010. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 6 3 : 379—399, 2012. The Role of Program Leaders in the Use of Technology: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth-Serving Organizations. I have also worked with a team here at the University of Arizona to design, develop, and send text messages for healthy eating for teens in Tucson. Texting for health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens.
Revisiting the Concept of Karma: Lessons from a Dhanvantari Homa. Polycystic ovary syndrome in globalizing India: An ecosocial perspective on an emerging lifestyle disease. As part of this project, myself and colleagues have worked with communities and health workers to design and implement smoke free homes initiatives. There is also Munchausen by proxy, the most common example of which is a mother who exploits exaggerated or imaginary illnesses in her child. Project Community Diagnosis: The role of participatory research in primary health care.
Is there a Role for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Preventive and Promotive Health? I am a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses in the area of medical anthropology. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45 1 , 2013. I have also conducted extensive research on body image and dieting among adolescent girls. The Rise and Transformation of Evidence-Based Medicine. Social Science and Medicine 39 11 :1509-1525, 1994. An Anthropological Assessment in the Context of U. New York: Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1996.
Addiction 98, Suppl 1, 139-145, 2003. The book also considers the econo-cultural influences on the way medicine is practiced. On the definition of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine: societal mega-stereotypes vs. Professionals have tended to explain poor demand for contraceptive methods on rumors involving fear of side effects and problems associated with improper use. Social Science and Medicine, 1980, 14B, 225-233. Anthropological Contributions to the Development of Culturally Appropriate Tobacco Cessation Programs: A global health priority. Gordon and Breach, Amsterdam, 1996.
To be a scholar activist requires a fair amount of reflexivity and involves many personal and professional challenges. In Chapter 1, the authors examine lay perceptions of fertility in India and Sri Lanka, paying particular attention to how these perceptions influence family planning behavior. On the global stage, I am currently the Principal Investigator on a project focused on smoking in Istanbul, Turkey funded by Global Bridges at the Mayo Clinic. Ways of Hoping: Navigating the Paradox of Hope and Despair in Chronic Pain. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 1981, 5, 5-24. Section 1 is devoted to an examination of the ethnophysiology of reproduction in three related contexts. Spring 2008 reprinted three times.