Mark Padilla, Principal Investigator
Dr. Mark Padilla is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University. Mark is the Principal Investigator for the Syndemics Project, and is a medical anthropologist with cross-training and experience in public health, both domestically and internationally. Most of his work is located within what he terms a productive synergy between anthropology and the more applied concerns of public health.
As an anthropologist trained in ethnographic methods, globalization, and critical medical anthropology, and has sought to trouble the terms of discourse and “intervention” in public health, and to bring structural inequalities and material processes into greater focus in public health.