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Explore Health and Human Development

Shedra Amy Snipes, PhD
Lab Director
Phone: (814) 865-4668
Fax: (814) 863-7525

The Bio-Qualitative Research Lab (BioQUAL) of the Department of Biobehavioral Health sponsors behavioral, mixed-methods research on health. The primary research methodologies employed by our lab include ethnographies (qualitative) as well as surveys and biospecimen collection in order to gain a richer understanding of how cultural beliefs, behaviors, and the environment merge to influence health. Our team is a diverse mix of scholars with expertise in anthropology, biology, public health, health policy, and international affairs.