Dr. Mimi Nichter

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Professor (Public Health & FCR)
I have a long standing interest in gender and health both in the U.S. and in South and Southeast Asia. I am presently conducting tobacco-related research in India and Indonesia. In the past, I have conducted research on maternal and child health and women's reproductive health in India and Sri Lanka. I have also studied issues of globalization among youth in India with a particular emphasis on changing notions of beauty among young women. In the U.S., I have been conducting research on drinking and smoking among adolescents and young adults.I have also conducted extensive research on body image and dieting among adolescent girls. All of my work involves moving from research to intervention, and I have worked for many years in schools and in communities to develop health-related programs.
Ph.D., Arizona, 1995
Research Interests
Adolescents and young adults; substance use among youth; smoking; body image and dieting; obesity; developing culturally appropriate prevention and cessation programs; India; Indonesia.
Geographic Areas of Interest
South Asia & Southeast Asia
North America (general)


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