Anthropologist to visit campus for lecture on cross-cultural health care problems

The Anthropology Spotlight Lecture Series, Applying Anthropology to Real World Problems, will continue Tuesday, March 5, with a talk by Robert T. Trotter II. At the event, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve Department of Anthropology, Trotter will present “Solving Cultural Conundrums: A Career Exploring Cross Cultural Health Care Problems, Opportunities and Solutions from Folk Medicine to the World Health Organization and Back Again.”

The talk will take place in Mather Memorial 201 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Trotter is an Arizona Regent’s Professor in anthropology. He is a medical anthropologist with 25 years of experience in cross-cultural health issues, ranging from traditional healing in Mexican American communities to alcohol and drug abuse, HIV prevention and intervention programs for minority groups in the U.S. and international settings. In addition, he has spent the past five years researching corporate and business anthropology, resulting in a number of journal publications, a book and a patent application. Trotter has more than 125 publications in scientific books and journals and has conducted research and policy studies for the National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention and General Motors Corp.

Financial support for this presentation is provided by Jonathan Plimpton, managing director of International Business Management Inc.