Ann McElroy
Department of Anthropology
University at Buffalo

PhD, 1973, 
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill


Director, M.A. Track in Applied Medical Anthropology
    A two-year training specialization for students wishing to prepare for careers in research, medicine, or public health.   Program Description.

Contact information:

Office:  376 Spaulding, Bldg 4, Ellicott Complex
Office hours (spring semester):  Thurs 3-5 or by appointment
Phone:   (716) 645-2414 X 140
Fax:       (716) 645-3808

Classes, Spring 2007

Anthropology 432    Peoples of the Arctic

Anthropology 603     Applied Medical Anthropology (Advanced Research in Medical Anthropology)

Recent Publications

"Cultural Variation in the Experience of Health and Illness", with Mary Ann Jezewski, in The Handbook of Social Sciences in Health & Medicine, eds. G. L. Albrecht, R. Fitzpatrick, and S.C. Scrimshaw (Sage Publications, 2000), pp. 191-209.

"Modernization, Social Change, and Health in the Eastern Arctic," in Human Ecology and Health:  Adaptation to a Changing World, eds. M-L. Foller and L.O. Hansson (Section of Human Ecology, Goteborg University, 1996), pp. 72-93.

"Ooleepeeka and Mina: Contrasting Responses to Modernization of Two Baffin Island Women," in Being and Becoming Indian: Biographical Studies of North American Frontiers, ed. J. A. Clifton (Dorsey Press, 1989), 290-318.

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective, with Pat Townsend, 4th ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2003.)

“Health Ecology in Nunavut: Inuit Elders’ Concepts of Nutrition, Health, and Political Change in the Canadian Arctic.”  In Greg Guest, Ed., Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective.  Altamira Press.  Pp. 107-131.  2005.