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Alexandra Brewis Slade

President's Professor and Co-Director, Obesity Solutions
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

 

Trained as a biocultural/medical anthropologist, Alexandra Brewis (Slade)'s research focuses on how stigma shapes health and human biology.  She received a PhD in anthropology from University of Arizona (1992) and was an Andrew W Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellow in demography at Brown University. At ASU, Alex teaches global health and anthropology, and co-directs the Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions initiative. She previously served as Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Prior to joining ASU, she was at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and at University of Georgia. 

An extended biography is provided in the cv below.

Education

PhD in Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1992

MA in Anthropology, University of Auckland, 1988

BA in Anthropology, University of Auckland, 1986

Research Interests
  • Consequences of stigma (and other exclusionary cultural beliefs and social systems) for health, human biology, and suffering.
  • Biological, medical, demographic, and nutritional anthropology.

  • Social dimensions of weight gain and obesity.

  • Social and biological consequences of water insecurity/climate change

  • Mixed method community-based research design and implementation.

  • Program monitoring and evaluation innovation for international development in low-resource settings.

  • Cross-cultural, comparative, multi-sited research.

  • Field experience: Pacific islands (Kiribati, Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji), Mexico (Xalapa, Veracruz, and Mexico-US border towns), the US (rural Georgia, urban Arizona), and clinical settings (Mayo Clinic). Current projects in Haiti and Mozambique

The Small World/Big Bodies project looks at the socio-cultural dimensions of the growing obesity epidemic globally, most especially growing weight-related stigma. This includes a focus on understanding why the stigma around obesity is so profound, how it perpetuates obesity, who is most damaged by it, and ultimately how to fix it. 

Better Post-Bariatric Lives is a clinic-based study (using ethnography and survey) done in partnership with Mayo Clinic, to understand the role of stigma in shaping weight regain after bariatric surgery. 

The Global Ethnohydrology Study is a multi-year transdisciplinary project using data collected with local communities from around the globe. The goal is to better theorize how people understand and adapt to the everyday challenges of climate changes, such as getting enough safe water, and to explicate the health and psychological impacts of that struggle.

The Global Impact Collaboratory is an effort to innovate social science methods as they are applied to ensure best possible outcomes for development work being done across the globe. 

Research blog: lazycrazydisgusting.com

 

Publications

Most articles can be downloaded at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexandra_Brewis

Authored Books

Brewis, A. 2011. Obesity: Cultural and Biocultural Perspectives. Rutgers University Press.

Cambie, C., and A. Brewis. 1997. Anti-fertility Plants of the Pacific.  CSIRO Press: Melbourne.

Brewis, A. 1996.  Lives on the Line: Women and Ecology on a Pacific Atoll.  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: Fort Worth.

 

Edited Books/Volumes

Anderson-Fye, E. and A. Brewis (eds) 2017.  Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital. SAR Press and University of New Mexico Press.

Brewis, A. (ed.) 2015. Translating Human Biology. Special Issue of American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 27.

Brewis, A (ed.) 2012. Global Obesity. Special Issue of American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 24.

Brewis, A., and J.S. Allen (eds) 1994. Biological Anthropology in the Pacific. Special Issue of Journal of the Polynesian Society, vol. 103.

 

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2018. Stigma. In: Hilary Callan (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Wiley Blackwell, in press.

Du Bray, M., A. Wutich, K. Larson, D. White, and A. Brewis. 2017. Emotion, coping, and climate change in island nations: Implications for environmental justice. Environmental Justice, https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2016.0025

Trainer, S., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2017. Obesity, depression, and weight-related stigma syndemics. In:  Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach, and Merrill Singer (eds), Foundations of BioSocial Health: Stigma & Illness Interactions. Lexington Press.  

Kurtz, L. S. Trainer, S., M. Beresford, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2017. Blogs as elusive ethnographic texts: Methodological and ethical challenges in qualitative online research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16:1-12.

Brewis, A. 2017. Understanding the new globalizing body norms. In: E. Anderson-Fye and A. Brewis (eds).  Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital. SAR Press and University of New Mexico Press.

Trainer, S, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2017. Not “taking the easy way out”: Reframing bariatric surgery as hard work. Anthropology and Medicine 24 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2016.1249339

Brewis, A., SY. Han, and C. SturtzSreetharan. 2017. Weight, gender, and depressive symptoms in South Korea. American Journal of Human Biology. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22972.

Du Bray, M., A. Wutich, R. Stotts, and A. Brewis. 2017.  Hope and Worry: Gendered emotional geographies of climate change in three vulnerable US communities. Weather, Climate, Society.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0077.1

Brewis, A. S. Trainer, SY Han, and A Wutich. 2017. Publically misfitting: Extreme weight and the everyday production and reinforcement of felt stigma. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12309.

Trainer, S, A. Wutich, and A. Brewis. 2017. Eating in the panopticon: Surveillance before and after bariatric surgery. Medical Anthropology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2017.1298595

Brewis, A., M. Bruening, I van Woerden and S Nelson. 2016. Weight stigma and eating behaviors on a college campus: Are students immune to stigma's effects? Preventive Medicine Reports 4:578-84. 

Bruening, M., P. Ohri-Vachaspati, A. Brewis, M. Laska, M. Todd, D. Hruschka, D. Schaefer, C. Whisner, and G. Dunton.  2016. Identifying mechanisms and contextual factors by which social networks impact weight and weight-related behaviors with mobile-based ecological momentary assessments: SPARC protocols. BMC Public Health 16:901.

Raves, D., A. Brewis, SY. Han, S. Trainer, and A. Wutich. 2016. Bariatric surgery patients’ perceptions of weight-related stigma in healthcare settings impair post-surgery dietary adherence. Frontiers in Psychology 7:1-13, article 1497.

Ruth, A., A. Wutich and A. Brewis. 2016. Integrating global health undergraduates in collaborative research: The Global Ethnohydrology Study. Practicing Anthropology 38 (4): 16-18.

Han, SY, A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2016. Body image mediates the depressive effects of weight gain in new mothers, particularly for women already obese: Evidence from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. BMC Public Health 16(1):664.

Hackman, J., J. Maupin, and A. Brewis. 2016. Weight-related stigma is a significant psychosocial stressor in lower income countries: Evidence from Guatemala. Social Science and Medicine 161:55-60.

Trainer, S., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, L. Kurtz, and M. Niesluchowski. 2016. The fat self in virtual communities: Success and failure in weight-loss blogging. Current Anthropology 57(4):523-28.

Larson, K., A. Wutich, D. White, R. Stotts, and A. Brewis. 2016. Cross-cultural perceptions of water risks and solutions across select sites. Society & Natural Resources 29(9): 1049-64.

Williams, D, A. Brewis, S. Trainer, and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Fat by any other name: College students’ preferred clinical terminology. In: Chad Morris (ed.), The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Identity. Lexington Books, pp 151-162.

Trainer, S., A. Brewis, and A. Wutich. 2015. Considering weight-loss surgery: Applied anthropology and the invisible obese body. In: Chad Morris (ed.), The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Identity. Lexington Books, pp 141-150.

Brewis, A. 2015. Expanding bodies in a shrinking world: Anthropological perspectives on the global “obesity epidemic.” In P. Brown and S. Closser (eds.), Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, 3rd edition. Left Coast Press, pp 400-407.

Williams, D. and A. Brewis. 2015. Obesity. In: Hank ten Have (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer.

Trainer, S., A. Brewis, D. Williams, and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Obese, fat, or “just big”? Young adult deployment of and reaction to weight terms. Human Organization 74 (3): 266-275.

Brewis, A., A Wutich, and D. Williams. 2015. Teaching obesity: Stigma, structure, and self. In: R. Wilk and C. Swift (eds), Teaching Food and Culture, chapter 3. Left Coast Press, pp 35-48. 

Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2015. A world of suffering? Fat stigma in the global contexts of the obesity epidemic. In: T. Leatherman (ed), Critical Biocultural Approaches to Health Disparities. Special issue of Annals of Anthropological Practice 38: 271-285. Selected for republication in Open Anthropology vol 4 (2), issue on Food Anthropology, 2016.

Hruschka, D., C. Hadley, A Brewis, and C. Stojanowski. 2015. Genetic population structure accounts for contemporary ecogeographic patterns in tropic and subtropic-dwelling humans. PLOS One 10(3) e0122301.

Wutich, A., A. Brewis and J. Rosales Chavez. 2015. Water, worry, and Doña Paloma:  Why water security is fundamental to global mental health. In: E. Mendenhall and B. Kordt (eds), Global Mental Health: An Anthropological Reader. Left Coast Press, pp. 57-71.

Brewis, A. 2015. Obesity. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition. Elsevier.

Trainer, S., D. Hruschka, D. Williams, and A. Brewis. 2015. Translating obesity: Navigating the front lines of the ‘war on fat’. American Journal of Human Biology 27(1): 61-68.

Brewis, A., and J. McKenna. 2015. Translating human biology (Introduction to a special issue). American Journal of Human Biology 27(1):1-5.

Wuitch, A., A Brewis, A. Ruth, and C. Boone. 2014. Social bonds, stigmatized neighborhoods, and health. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 28 (4): 556-77.

Vins, H., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, A. Ruth, M. Beresford, and C. Roberts. 2014. Children’s perceived water futures in the Southwest US. Human Organization 73 (3): 235-46.

Brewis, A. 2014. Stigma and the perpetuation of obesity. Social Science and Medicine 118: 152-158. 

Wutich, A., and A. Brewis. 2014. Food, water, and scarcity: Toward a broader anthropology of resource insecurity. Current Anthropology (with CA★ commentary) 55(4): 444-468. 

Maupin, J., and A. Brewis. 2014. Food insecurity and body norms in Guatemalan schoolchildren. American Anthropologist, 116(2): 332-337.

Wutich, A., C. Roberts, D. White, K. Larson, and A. Brewis. 2014. Hard paths, soft paths, or no paths? Cross cultural perceptions of water solutions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18: 109-120.

Hruschka, D., C. Hadley, and A. Brewis. 2014. Disentangling basal and accumulated body mass for cross-population comparisons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (4): 542-550.

Crona, B., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, and M. Gartin. 2013. Perceptions of climate change: Linking local and global perceptions through cultural knowledge. Climatic Change 119(2): 519-531.

Hruschka, D., E. Rush, and A. Brewis. 2013. Population differences in the relationship between height, weight, and adiposity: An application of Burton’s model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 151: 68-76.

Wutich, A., A. Brewis, S. Sigurdsson, R. Stotts, and A. York. 2013. Fairness and the human right to water: A preliminary cross-cultural theory. The Social Life of Water in a Time of Crisis. (Ed., John Wagner). Berghahn Books, pp. 220-238.

Wutich, A., A Brewis, A. York and R. Stotts. 2013. Rules, norms, and perceived injustice: A cross-cultural study of perceptions of justice in water. Society and Natural Resources 26:795-809.

Brewis, A., M. Gartin, A. Wutich, and A. Young. 2013.  Global convergence in ethnotheories of  water and disease. Global Public Health 8(1):13-36.

Hruschka, D, and A. Brewis. 2013. Absolute wealth and world region strongly predict overweight among women (ages 18-49) in 360 populations across 36 developing countries. Economics & Human Biology 11(3):337-344.

Wutich, A, A. Brewis, A. York, R. Stotts, and C. Roberts. 2012. Shared cultural norms for justice in water institutions: Results from Fiji, Ecuador, Paraguay, New Zealand, and the U.S. Journal of Environmental Management 113: 370-6.

Brewis, A. 2012. Big fat myths. In D. Dufour, A. Goodman and G. Pelto (eds), Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition. Oxford University Press, pp. 463-468.

Brewis, A., and A. Wutich. 2012. Implicit versus explicit fat-stigma. American Journal of Human Biology 24:332-338.

Brewis, A. 2012. Obesity and human biology: Toward a global perspective. American Journal of Human Biology 24:258-60.

Wiley, A., JS. Allen, and A. Brewis. 2012. Human biology eats: Contemporary research and future directions.  American Journal of Human Biology 24:107-109.

Brewis, A., D. Hruschka, and A. Wutich. 2011. Vulnerability to fat-stigma in women’s everyday relationships. Social Science and Medicine 73:491-497.

Hruschka, D., A. Brewis, A. Wutich, and B. Morin. 2011. Shared norms provide limited explanation for the social clustering of obesity. American Journal of Public Health 101:S295-S300.

Hruschka, D., A. Brewis, and A Wutich. 2011. Social clustering of obesity: A response to Bartle.  American Journal of Public Health 102:7-8 [non-refereed response article]

Brewis, A., A Wutich, A. Falletta-Cowden and I. Rodriguez-Soto. 2011. Body norms and fat stigma in global perspective. Current Anthropology 52:269-276.

Hadley, C., A. Brewis, and I. Pike. 2010. Does less autonomy erode women’s health? Yes. No. Maybe. American Journal of Human Biology 22:103-110.

Gartin, M., A. Brewis, and N. Schwartz.  2010. Non-prescription antibiotic therapy: Cultural models on both sides of the counter and both sides of the border. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 24(1):85-107.

Brewis, A. and S. Lee 2010. Children's work, earnings, and nutrition in urban Mexican shantytowns. American Journal of Human Biology 22 (1):60-68.

Lee, S. and A. Brewis 2009. Children's autonomous food acquisition in Mexican shantytownsEcology of Food and Nutrition 48(6): 435–456.

Cutts, B., K. Darby, C. Boone, and A. Brewis.  2009. City structure, obesity, and environmental justice: An integrated analysis of physical and social barriers to walkable streets and park access. Social Science and Medicine 69:1314-1322.

Jehn, M, and A Brewis.  2009. Paradoxical malnutrition in mother-child pairs: Untangling the phenomenon of over- and under-nutrition in underdeveloped economies. Economics & Human Biology 7:28-35.

Brewis, A. and M. Meyer. 2007. Child obesity in global perspective: Emergent risks related to social status, urbanism, and poverty. In Richard K. Flamembaum (ed), Global Dimensions of Childhood Obesity.  Nova Science Publishers, pp. 51-68.

Brewis, A, and M. Gartin. 2006. Biocultural constructions of obesogenic ecologies of childhood: Parental feeding versus young child eating strategies. American Journal of Human Biology 18:203-213.

Brewis, A. and M. Meyer. 2005. Demographic evidence that human ovulation is undetectable (at least in pair bonds). Current Anthropology 46:465-471.

Brewis, A and M.Meyer. 2005. Marital coitus across the life course.  Journal of Biosocial Science 37: 499-518.

Brewis, A., and K. Schmidt. 2003. Gender variation in the identification of Mexican children’s psychiatric symptoms. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 17:376-393.

Brewis, A. 2003. Biocultural aspects of obesity in young Mexican schoolchildren.  American Journal of Human Biology 15:446-460.

Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and C. Amira Sanchez. 2003. Cross-cultural study of the childhood developmental trajectory of attention and impulse control.  International Journal of Behavioral Development 27:174-181.

Brewis, A. 2002. Social and biological measures of hyperactivity and inattention: Are they measuring the same underlying constructs of child behavior? Social Biology 49:99-115.

Brewis, A., M. Meyer, and K. Schmidt.  2002. Does school, compared to home, provide a unique adaptive context for children’s ADHD-associated behaviors? A cross-cultural test. Cross-cultural Research 36 (4): 303-320.

Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and M. Meyer.  2002. On the biocultural study of children’s hyperactive and inattentive behavior. American Anthropologist 104(1):287-90.

Brewis, A. 2001. Gender conflict and co-operation in reproductive decision-making in Micronesia. Journal of the Polynesian Society 110(4): 391-400.

Brewis, A., and D. Piñeda. 2001. Population variation in children’s behavioral symptomatology.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114(1): 54-60.

Brewis, A., and S. Crismon.  2001.  Kiribati.  In Countries and their Cultures, edited by M. Ember and C. Ember.  Macmillan Reference USA, NY, pp. 1195-1201.

Brewis, A., K. Schmidt, and M. Meyer.  2000. ADHD-type behavior and harmful dysfunction in childhood: A cross-cultural model.  American Anthropologist 102(4):823-28.

Brewis, A., and S.T. McGarvey.  2000.  Body image, body size, and Samoan ecological and individual modernization.  Ecology of Food and Nutrition 39(2):105-120.

Brewis, A.  1999.  Accuracy of attractive body judgment.  Current Anthropology 40:548-53.

Brewis, A., S.T. McGarvey, and N. Tu`u`au-Potoi.  1998.  Structure of family planning in Samoa.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 22(4)424-27.

Brewis, A., S.T. McGarvey, J.  Jones, and B.  Swinburn.  1997.  Perceptions of body size in Pacific Islanders.  International Journal of Obesity 22:185-89.

Brewis, A., J. Laycock, and J. Huntsman.  1996.  Birth non-seasonality on the Pacific equator.  Current Anthropology 37(5)842-51.

Underwood, J., and A. Brewis.  1996.  Coital rates, sex-selective infanticide and sex ratios at birth.  Social Biology 43(1-2):134-35.

Brewis, A., P. Schoeffel-Meleisea, H. Mavoa, and K. Maconaghie.  1996.  Gender and non-communicable disease in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog 3(1):107-112.

Brewis, A., and K. Peddie.  1996.  Hydatidiform mole pregnancy in Micronesian women.  New Zealand Medical Journal, 9 February, 38-39.

Brewis, A., G. Irwin, and J. Allen.  1995.  Patterns of colonisation and the “thrifty genotype” in Pacific prehistory.  Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 4:361-65.

Brewis, A. and G. Regmi.  1995.  Post-partum amenorrhoea differentials in a rural Pacific island population. Perspectives in Human Biology 1:37-51.

Brewis, A., and C. Cambie.  1995.  Anti-fertility plants in traditional Pacific medicine.  Australasian Science 16(4):40-43.

Brewis, A.  1995.  Fertility and analogy in Pacific prehistory.  Asian Perspectives 34(1):1-20.

Brewis, A., and J. Underwood.  1995.  Sex ratios in Micronesia.  Social Biology 41:280-82.

Brewis, A.  1994.  Reproductive ethnophysiology and contraceptive use in a rural Micronesian population.  Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:53-74.

Brewis, A.  1994.  Secondary sex ratios and patterns of sexual behavior: A test of James’ proposition.  In K. Campbell and J. Wood (eds), Human Reproductive Ecology: Interactions of Environment, Fertility, and Behavior.  Proceedings of the New York Academy of Sciences vol. 703, pp. 225-6.

Brewis, A., and J. Allen.  1994.  Biological anthropological research in the Pacific.  Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:7-10.

Brewis, A.  1993.  Sex ratios at birth in a Micronesian atoll population.  Social Biology 40:207-14.

Brewis, A.  1993.  Age and infertility in a Micronesian atoll population.  Human Biology 65:593-609.

Brewis, A.  1992.  Sexually transmitted disease risk in a Micronesian population.  Health Transition Review 2:195-213.

Brewis, A., M. Molloy and D.Sutton. 1990.  Modeling the prehistoric Maori population.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 81:343-56.

Brewis, A.  1989.  Reconstructions of prehistoric fertility: The Maori case.  Man and Culture in Oceania 5:21-36.

Brewis, A.  1988.  Assessing infant mortality in prehistoric New Zealand.  New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 10:73-82.

 

Fall 2017
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ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
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ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
SOS 414Urban and Environmental Health
ESS 514Urban and Environmental Health
SSH 792Research
Spring 2017
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ASM 246Human Origins
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
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ASM 246Human Origins
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ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ESS 790Reading and Conference
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ESS 792Research
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
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SOS 320Society and Sustainability
SOS 414Urban and Environmental Health
ESS 514Urban and Environmental Health
SSH 792Research
Spring 2016
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ASM 246Human Origins
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
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ASM 246Human Origins
SSH 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
ESS 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
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SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
SSH 792Research
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SSH 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ESS 590Reading and Conference
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
ESS 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
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SSH 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
SSH 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
SSH 792Research
ESS 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
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SSH 300Food and Culture
ASB 300Food and Culture
ASB 301Global History of Health
SSH 301Global History of Health
SOS 320Society and Sustainability
SSH 402Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
SSH 414Urban and Environmental Health
SOS 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
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ASB 471Introduction to Museums
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SSH 792Research
Spring 2014
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ASB 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ESS 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
ESS 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
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SSH 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
SSH 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 493Honors Thesis
HON 494Special Topics
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ESS 590Reading and Conference
ESS 592Research
ASB 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ESS 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
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ASB 300Food and Culture
SSH 300Food and Culture
ASB 301Global History of Health
SSH 301Global History of Health
GPH 314Global Change
SOS 320Society and Sustainability
ASB 355Trad Medicine and Healing
GCU 357Social Geography
SSH 402Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
SOS 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
SSH 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASB 443Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 452Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
ASB 471Introduction to Museums
ASB 489Doing Research in Anthropology
COM 494Special Topics
ASB 591Seminar
SSH 792Research
Spring 2013
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SSH 402Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 452Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
AML 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
SSH 484Internship
SSH 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SSH 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ESS 592Research
SSH 593Applied Project
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ESS 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
ESS 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation
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As the co-Director of Obesity Solutions, Brewis Slade works with a nimble, innovative transdisciplinary team on how to translate the current, confusing, science of obesity and weight gain to address one of our most intractable, misunderstood health problems. 

As Director of the Global Impact Collaboratory, in partnership with the Center for Global Health, Brewis Slade leading a team that is applying cutting-edge social science to advance monitoring and evaluation practice in international development.  

Brewis Slade is President Elect of the Human Biology Association.