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Andrea Lopez

Department of Anthropology
Curriculum Vitae: 

Andrea Lopez, grew up along the United States/Mexico border, in El Paso, Texas, and completed her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology at San Francisco State University, with a focus on urban anthropology and substance use.

In 2007, she received a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of New Mexico.

Research Interests 

Her broad research areas include: medical anthropology, urban anthropology, community-based participatory research methods, public health, HIV/AIDS, substance use, health inequities, and gender and health.

The RWJF Center for Health Policy has given me the tools to participate in health policy discussions across the disciplines. I have been able to explore the contributions of qualitative anthropological approaches to health policy. I could not have pursued this kind of research without the support of the Center.