Journal Editor, 2010 – 2020

Medical Anthropology

Cross-Cultural Studies
in Health and Illness


Frequency Eight Issues Annually
 Taylor & Francis


Medical Anthropology provides a global forum for scholarly articles on the social patterns of ill-health and disease transmission, and experiences of and knowledge about health, illness and wellbeing. These include the nature, organization and movement of peoples, technologies and treatments, and how inequalities pattern access to these. Articles published in the journal showcase the theoretical sophistication, methodological soundness and ethnographic richness of contemporary medical anthropology. Through the publication of empirical articles and editorials, we encourage our authors and readers to engage critically with the key debates of our time.

Medical Anthropology invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, reflecting the diversity and the expanding interests and concerns of researchers in the field.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone editorial review and rigorous, double-blind peer review.

The subject matter covered in Medical Anthropology is relevant not only to health care professionals who recognise the importance of attaining a better understanding of the socio-cultural dimensions of health, but also to any social scientist who has an interest in health-related issues.



Publisher: Routledge / Taylor&Francis
Editorial Assistant: Victoria Team

Editorial Board

Lenore Manderson

Associate Editors
Elizabeth Cartwright – Idaho State University, USA
Tine Gammeltoft – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Anita Hardon – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Didier Fassin – Institute of Advanced Study, USA

Editorial Board
César Ernesto Abadía-Barrero – University of Connecticut, USA
Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli – University of Haifa, Israel
P. Sean Brotherton – University of Chicago, USA
Alice Desclaux – Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Sénégal
Alexander Edmonds – University of Edinburgh, UK
Stefan Ecks – University of Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Fred Eboko – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Susan Erikson – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Claudia Williams Fonseca – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Matthew Gutmann – Brown University, USA
Sherine Hamdy, University of California, Irvine, USA
Sarah Horton, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Craig Janes – University of Waterloo, Canada
Shao Jing – Nanjing University, China
Susan Levine – University of Cape Town, South Africa
Brigit Obrist – University of Basel, Switzerland
Melissa Parker – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Carolyn Sargent – Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Carolyn Smith-Morris – Southern Methodist University, USA
Elisa J. Sobo – San Diego State University, USA
Ian Whitmarsh – University of California, San Francisco, USA

Editorial Assistant:
Victoria Team – Monash University, Melbourne, Australia