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Michael R Duke

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Campus: Main
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Areas of Expertise:
domestic violence
Health disparities
Hispanic/Latino populations
HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections
Immigration issues
labor and health
Latin American and Caribbean populations
Latin American Politics and Culture
Latino-Hispanic Community in Memphis, TN, USA
low income workers
Marshall Islands
Medicine and society
Mental health
Public health
Qualitative research methods
Race, Class, and Gender
social and cultural dimensions of mental health
Stress and coping
substance abuse
Survey Research
Work and Labor Markets
Work-family conflict

About the Expert:
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, and Pacific Islander 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.

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