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Farm Landscape

Exploring the ways that culture influences health.

The BioQualitative Laboratory (BioQual) aims to explore intersections between culture, environment and health.  We use a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including community-engaged approaches that combine ethnography, interviews, surveys and biomarkers – hence the name BioQual!

Amy Snipes
Amy Snipes
Public health anthropologist uses ethnography to improve farmworker safety:
Understanding cultural background can help limit pesticide exposures.
Farmworkers callout 2
Farmworkers callout 2
Farmworkers’ perceived discrimination affects work experience, injury treatment.
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Access to health care is a real challenge for rural communities.