Lisa Henry

Lisa Henry, PhD, is a professor and the former chair of Anthropology at the University of North Texas. As an applied medical anthropologist, her research interests include food insecurity, globalization and health, biomedicine and healthcare delivery, anthropology in public health, and indigenous healing systems. Her regional specializations are the U.S. and the Pacific Islands. She has led over 25 research projects in 20 years on topics including food insecurity among college students, food insecurity and social capital, evaluations of food pantries, food choice and preference, physician assistants, access to healthcare, rural health, community health centers, obesity and globalization, physical activity, vaccinations, West Nile virus, death and dying, smoking, Cryptosporidiosis, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, perceptions of influenza, and indigenous healing. Her current research investigates food insecurity among college students for the Dean of Students at the University of North Texas. She is the President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA).

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