Global Health and Medical Anthropology

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Dr Amber Wutich

The Science of Water Art: A Citizen Science Project

The Science of Water Art project is a collaborative research project involving professionals, community members, college students and children, examining the role that water plays in each of our lives. Specifically, the project provides insights into how Arizona youth view the vital resource of water as they share perceptions of climate change and water insecurity through art.

Students collect data

Small World/Big Bodies

Small World/Big Bodies is a multi-year and multi-sited project tackling the complex question of how and why stigmatizing attitudes toward overweight and obese bodies are becoming more negative and spreading even as obesity becomes more common.

Couple walking on beach

Post-Bariatric Lives Project

This study seeks to understand the particular challenges people face in their everyday lives following bariatric surgery, and how these shape their long-term weight loss success.