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Dr. Michael Duke
Dr. Michael Duke      
  Dr. Michael Duke  
     
  Assistant Professor  
  319 Manning Hall  
             (901) 678-2080  
    m.duke@memphis.edu  
   Curriculum Vitae  
     

Expertise and Interests

Drug and alcohol use; gender and masculinity; labor; Latin American and Caribbean populations; mental health; Micronesian populations in the US; migration; research methods; sexual comportment; social theory.

Bio

 

Michael Duke is a Social/Medical Anthropologist (University of Texas at Austin 1996) with over 20 years of experience carrying out social research focusing on the intersection of labor, substance abuse, migration, gender and masculinity, sexuality, and mental health, particularly among Latin American, Caribbean populations. He is also an internationally recognized expert on qualitative and mixed method research, particularly with hard-to-reach populations, and has written and lectured extensively on this topic.

Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, Dr. Duke served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple studies, including an investigation of mental health treatment barriers for Puerto Rican adolescents and a large, National Institute of Health-funded study of heavy drinking and sexual risk among New England-based farmworkers. This was followed by an investigation on the physical and mental health effects of migration on a rural sending community in Mexico. He also served as Co-Investigator of a study on syringe sharing and HIV risk among injection drug users in China's Guangdong Province.

Dr. Duke's subsequent research focused on heavy drinking and their associated problems among blue collar populations, specifically construction workers, restaurant workers, and military personnel. More recently, he served as Principal Investigator on two additional studies; one focusing on problem drinking and partner violence among farmworkers in San Diego County, CA, and the other on stress and alcohol use among day laborers.

Dr. Duke joined the faculty of the University of Memphis in 2011. He is the founding member and Chair of the Anthropology and Mental Interest Group (AMHIG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology.

 

Research Projects

Dr. Duke is currently engaged in several research projects. The first is a community-based participatory research study on the physical and mental health needs of Marshall Islanders residing in Northwest Arkansas. Additionally, he serves as a co-investigator for an NIH-funded study of mental health and alcohol and drug treatment barriers among post-deployment National Guard troops.

He and his research team have also been involved in ongoing evaluation activities for the Family Safety Center, a Memphis-based organization that provides case management and service coordination for victims of intimate partner violence. Lastly, Dr. Duke has several projects in development focusing on the causes, correlates, and measurement of acculturative stress among immigrant populations, and occupational stress among low income workers.

 

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Selected Publications

2013   Duke, M.R., L. Bergmann, C.M. Cunradi, and G.M. Ames. Like Swallowing a Butcher Knife: Layoffs, Masculinity and Couple Conflict in the U.S. Construction Industry. Human Organization, 72(4):293-301.
 
2011  Duke, M.R. Ethnicity, well being, and the organization of labor among shade tobacco workers. Medical Anthropology, 30(4):409-424.
 
2011  Duke, M.R. and C.B. Cunradi. Measuring intimate partner violence among male and female farmworkers in San Diego County, CA. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology,17(1):59-67.
 
2010  Duke, M.R., G.M. Ames, and  L. Bergmann. Competition and the limits of solidarity among unionized construction workers. Anthropology of Work Review, 31(2):83-91.
 
2010  Duke, M.R., B. Bourdeau, and J.D. Hovey. Day laborers and occupational stress: Testing the Migrant Farmworker Stress Inventory with a Latino day laborer population. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(2):166-22.
 
2009  Duke, M.R. and F.J. Gomez Carpenterio. The effects of problem drinking and sexual risk among Mexican migrant workers on their community of origin. Human Organization 68(3):328-339.

 

Selected Awards

  • 2013  Travel Enrichment Award, University of Memphis,
    College of Arts and Sciences  
  • 2006-2010  Professional Development Award, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • 2004-2006  Fogarty International Research Award, Migration, Alcohol, and HIV Risk in Rural Mexico (R03-AA015401).
  • 2002-2003  Connecticut Health Foundation, Access to Mental Health Services for Youth of Puerto Rican Descent in Hartford, CT
  • 2001-2005  National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Drinking Behaviors of Migrant and Non-Migrant Farmworkers (1 R01 AA 12829-01).
  • 2000-2001  Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS Development Program, HIV Sex Risk Among Migrant Farmworkers.

 

Courses

 

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