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Deborah Schechter

Instructor/Director of Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology



Deborah Schechter is a biocultural anthropologist whose research interests focus on how dimensions of inequality affect health and well-being. She teaches courses in medical anthropology, global health, evolutionary medicine and community-based research methods.


  • PhD, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Risk-taking behavior
  • Biocultural models of health and disease
  • Community-based research methods