Case Western Reserve University, Department of Anthropology
Cleveland OH UNITED STATES
Phone+1 216.368.2264
Email lxw51@case.edu
Latest Updates
    PostedSaturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:06 PM
    CWRU alum continue to do important work on outbreaks. See Megan Schmidt-Sane's (PhD 2020) paper "Key considerations for COVID-19 management in marginalised populations in Southeast Asia: transnational migrants, informal workers, and people living in informal settlements" which is a briefing for the Social Science in Humanitarian Action platform. (www.socialscienceinaction.) Find the paper at: https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/20.500.12413/15324/SSHAP%20COVID-19%20Key%20considerations%20Southeast%20Asia.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
    CWRU alum continue to do important work on outbreaks. See Megan Schmidt-Sane's (PhD 2020) paper "Key considerations for COVID-19 management in marginalised populations in Southeast Asia: transnational migrants, informal workers, and people living in informal settlements" which is a briefing for the Social Science in Humanitarian Action platform. (www.socialscienceinaction.) Find the paper at: https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/20.500.12413/15324/SSHAP%20COVID-19%20Key%20considerations%20Southeast%20Asia.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
    PostedWednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:30 PM
    Case Western Reserve University Department of Anthropology is proud to introduce our three newest PhDs, who received their degrees (virtually) on 17 May 2020. They are: Dr. Heather Baily (Dissertation: The Digital Labor Ward: Teleconsultation in Rural Ghana) Dr. Megan Schmidt-Sane (Dissertation: Men Managing Uncertainty: The Political Economy of HIV in Urban Uganda) Dr. Yan Zhang (Dissertation: A Landscape of Dementia Care: Politics, Practices, and Morality in Shanghai, China) Congratulations!
    Case Western Reserve University Department of Anthropology is proud to introduce our three newest PhDs, who received their degrees (virtually) on 17 May 2020. They are: Dr. Heather Baily (Dissertation: The Digital Labor Ward: Teleconsultation in Rural Ghana) Dr. Megan Schmidt-Sane (Dissertation: Men Managing Uncertainty: The Political Economy of HIV in Urban Uganda) Dr. Yan Zhang (Dissertation: A Landscape of Dementia Care: Politics, Practices, and Morality in Shanghai, China) Congratulations!
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General Description / Special Programs

The graduate program focuses on the field of medical anthropology and global health and includes training in international health, psychological/psychiatric anthropology, and the biocultural bases of health. The department offers a joint MA/MPH and PhD/MPH program as well as a joint MD/MA and MD/PhD program with the School of Medicine. An intensive one-year terminal MA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health is available. Many opportunities for relevant coursework and research collaborations are found throughout the university. These include the Center for Global Health and Diseases in the School of Medicine, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Schubert Center for Child Studies, as well as relevant interdisciplinary programs, including Childhood Studies, Asian Studies, Evolutionary Biology, Women's Studies, and Ethnic Studies

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major; MD-PhD, MD/MA, MA/MPH, PhD/MPH
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 units course work, statistics, 6-hour written examination
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 36 units course work beyond MA, written candidacy exams, 2 oral exams, dissertation prospectus, dissertation defense, fieldwork (except in special circumstances)
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Program Details
Research Facilities

Department computer and word processing labs; 490 square feet anthropology lab; Hamman-Todd Osteological Collections (3300 human; 350 nonhuman primates), HRAF

Publications

Graduate Discourse Journal and The Anthropologist (department newsletter)

Certs Offered 0
Contacts
  • Janet McGrath
    Primary Contact
    Professor and Chair; Director of Graduate Programs; Associate Professor of International Health
    US(+1) 2163682287
Affiliations
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association, Graduate Discourse
Anthropology Club Advisor: Lawrence P. Greksa
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1