Catherine Sophie Panter-Brick

Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs

Research Organizations

Formative Childhood and Peace Building

School of Public Health

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center: African Studies | Jackson-Global Affairs

Yale Institute for Global Health

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Catherine Panter-Brick is a professor of anthropology, health and global affairs. Her research consists of critical analyses of health and wellbeing across key stages of human development, with an emphasis on health interventions and global mental health. Dr. Panter-Brick focuses on the impact of poverty, disease, malnutrition, armed conflict and social inequality on health and human development. Her work with youth in global adversity has included biocultural research with street children, refugees and war-affected adolescents. Dr. Panter-Brick has directed interdisciplinary projects in over 40 countries within Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. Panter-Brick received her M.Sc. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. She serves as the senior editor of medical anthropology at Social Science & Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of American Anthropologist, American Journal of Human Biology and Human Nature. Dr. Panter-Brick was the director of the Biosocial Society and served on the executive board of the Human Biological Association and the Society for Medical Anthropology. She was a Wolfson research fellow and received the Sir James Knott Fellowship. Dr. Panter-Brick has edited several books including Health, Risk, and Adversity.

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