Michael  Dodson


Research Interests

I graduated from Long Beach State University in 2017 with a BA in Anthropology. Early in my undergraduate studies I favored biological anthropology over cultural anthropology; however, as my studies went on I quickly realized that human biology and culture are inseparable. This perspective directed my interest to medical anthropology, a field which truly embodies the biocultural perspective; as a medical anthropologist I am interested in understanding the complex ways in which biology and culture overlap to affect health. I am especially interested in studying the health disparities between migrant populations and the mainstream population in the US. More specifically I am concerned with how discrimination and other cultural processes can induce stress and adversely affect the health of migrant populations.