Shedra "Amy" Snipes

 Shedra Snipes

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Contact Information

225 Biobehavioral Health Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-7525


Ph.D., University of Washington
Ph.D., Bio-Cultural Anthropology, University of Washington

Teaching Interests

Environmental Health; Immigrant Health; Health Promotion; Ethnographic Methods; Behavioral Field Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersections of anthropologic and public health research with a goal of shedding light on the consensus that socio-behavioral outcomes are both biological and social. Thus, my research attempts to integrate approaches from the social and biological sciences. To date, I have used “mixed methods” designs including ethnography, mHealth, tailored surveys and collection of biomarkers. My primary area of research in socio-behavioral health focuses on pesticide exposures, occupational injuries, and other health disparities experienced by Latino immigrant farmworkers. My research also emphasizes health justice. My other programs of study include the role of citizenship, language, race and/or ethnicity, culture, and behavior in the health of minority and immigrant populations.

Bio-Qualitative Research Lab (BioQUAL) Web Pages

Curriculum Vitae

Shedra Snipes vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Populations of Special Interest