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Alan Schultz

  • Assistant Professor
  • Baylor University
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Research interests

Psychosocial StressBiomarkersBiocultural Medical AnthropologyPolitical economyLowland BoliviaIntegrative and collaborative researchHealth inequalitiesEpidemiology


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Baylor University. I received my PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2014 and my MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa, College of Public Health in 2006. I spent two years as a fellow with the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS), 2006-2008. My research incorporates approaches from cultural and biological medical anthropology as well as public health and epidemiology. The central question I try to address in my work is why chronic stress tracks along the fault lines of social inequity among rapidly globalizing populations. Other interests include political economy, sociocultural epidemiology, stress biomarker measurement, integrative and cross-disciplinary research and Latin America. I conduct fieldwork in Bolivian Amazonia and am currently analyzing results from retrospective biomarkers of chronic stress collected among Tsimane' forager-horticulturalists during 2013.

Co-authors (24)

  • Alyson Young
  • Douglas Monroe
  • anqi liu
  • Lance Gravlee

Publications (5)

  • Indifference to dissonance in native Amazonians reveals cultural variation in music perception

    • McDermott J
    • Schultz A
    • Undurraga E
    • et al.
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  • The Tsimane' Amazonian Panel Study (TAPS): Nine years (2002-2010) of annual data available to the public

    • Leonard W
    • Reyes-García V
    • Tanner S
    • et al.
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  • Food store owners' and managers' perspectives on the food environment: An exploratory mixed-methods study

    • Gravlee C
    • Qasimah Boston P
    • Miaisha Mitchell M
    • et al.
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  • Survey of HIV seroprevalence, markers for hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases, and assessment of associated risk behaviors in young men residing in low-income neighborhoods in five northern California counties.

  • Using ZIP codes as geocodes in cancer research


Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Baylor University

August 2014 - Present


University of Florida

August 2008 - July 2014(6 years)


California Epidemiologic Investigation Service, CDPH

July 2006 - July 2008(2 years)

Certified Advocate for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

September 2005 - May 2006(8 months)


Baylor University