Ph.D. 2001 University of Arizona
Heroy Hall 416
- Medical anthropology
- Chronic disease, especially diabetes and diseases of development
- Native Americans
- Mexican Migrants
Dr. Smith-Morris was recently featured in the Dedman College Godbey Lecture Series. Her talk, entitled "Is Your Diagnosis Chronic or Acute?" was presented over three Wednesday evenings beginning October 17 and continuing through November 7, 2012.
ANTH 2301 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3348 - Health as a Human Right (co-listed with CFB 3348 and HRTS 3348)
ANTH 3350 - Good Eats and Forbidden Flesh: Culture, Food and the Global Grocery Market (co-listed with CFA 3350)
ANTH 4303/6303 - Political Economy of Health
ANTH 4307/6307 - Seminar in International Health
ANTH 4343/6343 - Health and Medical Systems
ANTH 5335 - History of Anthropology, Part 2
ANTH 5336 - Anthropology and Medicine
ANTH 6312 - Contemporary Theory in Anthropology
ANTH 6316 - Advanced Seminar in Ethnology I: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness
2009 - Present Community-based diabetes and chronic kidney disease research; consulting in Dallas and nationally with the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation on design and rollout of KidneyWise.
2004 - Present Mexican (im)migrant health research among Dallas area Mexican immigrants and rural Mexicans (Guanajuato state, Mexico); cultural and familial values influencing health among immigrants; dietary change; diabetes, obesity, and metabolic Syndrome.
2008 - 2010 Medical anthropology research consulting with the Dallas region Veterans Administration, Spinal Cord Injury Programl outcomes research for the Supported Employment program (Vocational Integration Program).
1997 - 2009 Ethnographic, biometric, and outcomes-based research on diabetes, pregnancy, acculturative stress, healthcare services, and identity among Pima Indians, Gila River Indian Community, AZ.
2012 (First author with Daisy Morales-Campos, Edith Alejandra Casaneda Alvarez, and Matthew Turner) "An Anthropology of Familismo: On Narratives and Description of Mexican/Immigrants". Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 34(4): 1-26.
2011 (Fourth author with Fabrice Jotterand, Devasmita Choudbury, and Gerald Casenave) Response to Journal of the American Medical Association Clinical Crossroads Online: "The UTSW DAT Response to the Case of Ms D". Posted February 8, 2011 in response to "A 36-Year Old Woman Hoping to Donate a Kidney to Her Mother". JAMA January 18, 2011. doi: 10.1001/jama/2011.56. URL: http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/early/2011/01/12/jama.2011.56/reply#content-block
2010a Chronic Conditions, Persistent States: Globalization and the Anthropology of Illness. Lenore manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
2010b "The Chronicity of Life, The Acuteness of Diagnosis". In Chronic Conditions, Fluid States. Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.) Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ.
2010c (First author with Lenore Manderson) "The Baggage of Health Travelers", Medical Anthropology 29(4). [PDF]
2009 "Cross-Cultural Context of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder", Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 16(3): 235-236. Johns Hopkins University Press. [PDF]
2008 "Social Capital in a Mexican American Community in Dallas, Texas". Urban Anthropology 36(4): 1-32. [PDF]
2007 "Autonomous Individuals or Self-Determined Communities: The Changing Ethics of Research in Indian Country". Human Organization 66(3): 327-336. [PDF]
2006a Diabetes Among the Pima: Stories of Survival. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
2006b "Prenatal Mysteries of Symptomless Diabetes in the Gila River Indian Community". In Diabetes Around the World: Critical Perspectives, Creative Solutions. Mariana Ferreira and Gretchen Lang (Eds.). Carolina Academic Press: Durham, NC, pp. 187-202. [PDF]
2006c (First author with James Walton) "Applying Social Capital: An Application of the World Bank Social Capital Assessment Tool (SOCAT) in a Poor, Multiethnic Urban Setting". Williams Review 1(1): 63-103.
2006d (Second author with Carolyn Sargent) "Questioning Our Principles: Anthropological Contributions to Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice". Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15(2): 123-134. [PDF]
2006e "'Cummunity Participation' in Tribal Diabetes Programming." American Indian Culture & Research Journal 30(2): 85-110. [PDF]
2005a "Mounring and the Afterlife, Southwest". American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia, Volume Two: 589-593. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA.
2005b "Diagnostic Controversy: Gestational Diabetes and the Meaning of Risk for Pima Indian Women". Medical Anthropology 24(2): 145-177. [PDF]
2005c (Second author with Carolyn Sargent) "Questioning Our Principles: Anthropological Contributions to Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice". Occasional Paper #20 for the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, SMU, Dallas, TX.
2004 Rudolph Virchow Award Paper: "Reducing Diabetes in Indian Country: Lessons from the Three Domains Influencing Pima Diabetes". Human Organization 63(1): 34-46. [PDF]
2001 "False Expectations?" Expectations versus Probabilities for Dying". Omega Journal of Death and Dying 41(3): 157-185. [PDF]
2000a Edward P. Dozier Award Paper: "Expectations versus Probabilities: Ideologies of Biomedicine Surrounding Death". Arizona Anthropologist 14: 25-52.