I do interdisciplinary research on infectious diseases and the social, cultural, and biological factors that promote or prevent their spread in human populations. I am also broadly interested in health disparities, social determinants of health, and human-pathogen co-evolution. My research draws on methods from sociocultural and biological anthropology, epidemiology, microbiology, and genetics.
My dissertation research examined the role of cultural transmission (the transfer of beliefs, behaviors, and values from one culture to another) in the disease ecology of tuberculosis in indigenous communities of the Paraguayan Chaco. You can read more about this and my other research projects on my research page.
Last updated December 3rd, 2014. Contact: Amanda.VanSteelandt[at]asu.edu ***This webpage is under construction - please forgive the mess!***