Global Health Studies Speaker Series | Clarence C. Gravlee
The Global Health Studies Program will present its Spring 2021 Global Health Studies Speaker Series. The series—organized by Jackson Professor Catherine Panter-Brick and Jackson lecturer Cara Fallon—examines transformative relationships between health and a range of fields including public policy, law, technology, international relations, scientific research, economy, journalism, and more.
Clarence Gravlee, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, will present “Sick of Race: How Racism Harms Health and Misleads Medicine.”
Gravlee’s research aims to explain and address the health consequences of systemic racism, with a focus on hypertension in the African Diaspora. He takes a critical biocultural approach, drawing on theory and methods from the social and biological sciences.
Gravlee is the former editor (2013–2016) of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, former associate editor (2012–2012) of Field Methods, co-founder (with M. Miaisha Mitchell) of the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee (HEAT), and co-editor (with H. Russell Bernard) of the second edition of the Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology. His work has appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals, including American Anthropologist, American Journal of Public Health, Annual Review of Anthropology, American Journal of Human Biology, Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, Field Methods, and more.
The Zoom webinar will include introductory remarks by Professor Panter-Brick (Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs) and Professor Robert Hecht (Professor of Clinical Epidemiology), a brief presentation by Professor Gravlee, and audience Q&A moderated by Catherine Panter-Brick.