Mimi Nichter, PhD

Affiliations: 
Anthropology University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 
Area:
medical anthropology, adolescence, obesity, smoking
Website:
http://anthropology.arizona.edu/mimin
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Bio:

She has a long standing interest in gender and health both in the U.S. and in South and Southeast Asia. She is presently conducting tobacco-related research in India and Indonesia. In the past, she has conducted research on maternal and child health and women's reproductive health in India and Sri Lanka. She has also studied issues of globalization among youth in India with a particular emphasis on changing notions of beauty among young women. In the U.S., she has been conducting research on drinking and smoking among adolescents and young adults. She has also conducted extensive research on body image and dieting among adolescent girls. All of her work involves moving from research to intervention, and she has worked for many years in schools and in communities to develop health-related programs.

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Thirthalli J, Zhou L, Kumar K, et al. (2016) Traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine approaches to mental health care and psychological wellbeing in India and China. The Lancet. Psychiatry
Muramoto ML, Gordon JS, Bell ML, et al. (2016) Tobacco Cessation Training for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners: Results of a Practice-Based Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Nichter M, Padmawati S, Ng N. (2016) Introducing smoking cessation to Indonesian males treated for tuberculosis: The challenges of low-moderate level smoking. Social Science & Medicine (1982). 152: 70-79
Ahlin T, Nichter M, Pillai G. (2016) Health insurance in India: what do we know and why is ethnographic research needed. Anthropology & Medicine. 1-23
Pathak G, Nichter M. (2015) Polycystic ovary syndrome in globalizing India: An ecosocial perspective on an emerging lifestyle disease. Social Science & Medicine (1982). 146: 21-8
Eaves ER, Nichter M, Ritenbaugh C. (2015) Ways of Hoping: Navigating the Paradox of Hope and Despair in Chronic Pain. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
Yamini TR, Nichter M, Nichter M, et al. (2015) Developing a fully integrated tobacco curriculum in medical colleges in India. Bmc Medical Education. 15: 90
Floden L, Howerter A, Matthews E, et al. (2015) Considerations for practice-based research: a cross-sectional survey of chiropractic, acupuncture and massage practices. Bmc Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15: 140
Awasthi S, Nichter M, Verma T, et al. (2015) Revisiting community case management of childhood pneumonia: perceptions of caregivers and grass root health providers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, northern India. Plos One. 10: e0123135
Muramoto ML, Matthews E, Ritenbaugh CK, et al. (2015) Intervention development for integration of conventional tobacco cessation interventions into routine CAM practice. Bmc Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15: 96
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