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Kenny Latta

BiographyKenny was raised in Memphis and attended Christian Brothers University, where he completed a BA in Religion and Philosophy in 2010. After completing his degree, he served two years through the Lasallian Volunteers program, tutoring and mentoring in a Catholic high school in New York City. He returned to Memphis in 2012 and enrolled in the graduate program in applied

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Ashley Gallentine

  BiographyAshley Gallentine serves as a Dedicated Advisor with Crimson Clinical Advantage, a division of the Advisory Board Company. She specializes in identifying opportunities for enhancing care management, emergency department utilization, population risk management, and physician engagement in both the acute and ambulatory settings. Prior to this, Ashley was the Community Health Needs Assessment Coordinator at Florida Hospital Tampa for

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Lillie Dao

Conducting a nutrition education activity with children living in the Monteverde Zone of Costa Rica   BiographyLillie U. Dao is an avid social justice advocate devoted to working with underserved and marginalized communities to increase access to health services and health education. She is pursuing a research career in public health with a focus on medical anthropology, health disparities, and

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Nadine Dangerfield

  Biography: Nadine holds a BA in anthropology from Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia) and an MAA from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include interpretation of Native American heritage and new museology. She has collaborated with the Piscataway people of Maryland on several projects and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture. Nadine serves

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Kristy Keller

BiographyKristy Keller has provided direct service to displaced families since 2009.  With experience in program management, service development and evaluation, Ms. Keller received an MA in Applied Anthropology in 2013 from San Jose State University. In graduate school, Kristy partnered with fellow students to study different sites of the Occupy Movement. Together, they produced an ethnographic pamphlet, “Occupying in California: Voice and Contexts,” meant to contextualize

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Amelia Jamison

On a teaching engagement in South Korea  BiographyAmelia Jamison is a graduate student and researcher at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are broadly focused on the intersections of applied anthropology and public health, with a specific focus on health disparities in infectious disease. Having completing her M.A.A. in Applied Anthropology in 2014, she is currently pursing an M.P.H. in

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Laurel Dillon-Sumner

 BiographyLaurel is a qualitative researcher, currently employed as a Research Coordinator with the University of Washington in Seattle. In this role she supports several research projects related to cancer prevention and control, working closely with interdisciplinary teams based in the Department of Health Services and representatives from the Department of Health, Veterans Administration, and elsewhere. She is currently applying to

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Mari H. Clarke

Biography Mari H. Clarke is a World Bank Senior Gender Consultant with over 30 years of addressing gender in international development (transport, energy, water, environment, agriculture, microenterprise, monitoring and evaluation). She has been a World Bank consultant on gender and transport since 2005.

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Mary Odell Butler

Biography Dr. Mary Butler is an applied anthropologist with expertise in research design, methods, management, and supervision of evaluation projects. She has been an adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland since 2007, and at the University of North Texas since 2011. Dr. Butler is currently working for Westat on a CDC evaluation of training program for providers on the prevention

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Stan Yoder

Biography Stan Yoder is a social anthropologist with 30 years experience conducting research in more than 20 countries in Africa on topics ranging from childhood illness and treatment, family planning, the practice of traditional healers, health program evaluation, HIV/AIDS, and female genital cutting. His areas of particular expertise lie in HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, research methodology, the formulation of survey

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Patricia Ensworth

Biography Patricia Ensworth is a business anthropologist with more than 25 years of leadership and management experience for diverse teams in global organizations. Her career has focused upon the development and implementation of innovative technologies that produce new products and services, transforming work process communities and customer experiences. Her publications and conference presentations provide information for technical professionals, anthropologists, and

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