Andrea Freidus, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Anthropology at UNC Charlotte
Dr. Andrea Freidus is an assistant professor of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte. She is trained as an applied medical anthropologist and also holds an MPH with a concentration in global public health. Her recent work has focused on community and transnational responses to health issues, especially HIV/AIDS impacts on orphans in Malawi. In addition, she has examined tourism and sexually transmitted disease in Costa Rica, reproductive health in Ecuador, migrant farmworker health in south Florida, and general public health access in the Dominican Republic. She earned her PhD from Michigan State University in anthropology. She also completed a dual degree (MA/MPH) in applied medical anthropology and public health from the University of South Florida.