Doug Henry | Department of Anthropology

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Doug Henry

Associate Professor of Anthropology
940-565-3836
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General Academic Building 110B

I am interested in applied medical anthropology, as the interaction of culture, health, society, and illness. I've done research in areas such as sleep and the treatment-seeking behaviors surrounding sleep disorders, violence, refugees, and international relief during conflict and disaster, program evaluation through "cost-benefit analyses," structural violence and the public health of young gay and bisexual men, paramedics and paramedical decision-making, childhood asthma, and college-age vaping. I currently teach the undergraduate courses Introduction to Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Africa, International Development, Anthropology and Public Health, and the graduate courses Medical Anthropology, Public Health, and Quantitative Methods and Analyses.

Education

2000, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

1996, M.A., Medical Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

1991, B.A., Writing and Literature, University of Virginia

Selected Consulting Projects

2020, Denton County Health Department, College- age Vaping

2019, UNT Dean of Students Office, Students and Sleep

2018, Children's Hospital of Dallas, Childhood Asthma

2016, Denton Hunger Coalition, Evaluation of the Mobile Food Pantry

2015, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Dallas, TX

2013, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Dallas, TX

2012, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Dallas, TX

2011, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Dallas, TX

2006, Texas Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

2005, City of Fort Worth Public Health Department, Fort Worth, TX

Selected Publications

Under review, Henry, D., and N. Brown. Are These "Wings" or a "Jet Pack?" Students assess the informal curriculum of an online Master's program. Manuscript submitted and currently under review at Annals of Anthropological Practice.

Under review, Purdy, E., D. McLean, C. Alexander, M. Scott, A. Donohue, D. Campbell, M. Wullschleger, G. Berkowitz, D. Henry, J. Winearls, V. Brazil Doing our work better, together: a relationship-based approach to defining the quality improvement agenda in trauma care. Manuscript submitted to the British Medical Journal.

2019, Sanderson, B., and D. Henry. Learning from Parents of Children with Childhood Asthma. Practicing Anthropology 41(1): 32-37.

2019, Anoko, J., and D. Henry. Removing a Community Curse Resulting From the Burial of a Pregnant Woman With a Fetus in Her Womb. In An Anthropological Approach Conducted During the Ebola Virus Epidemic in Guinea. Pregnant in the Time of Ebola: Women and their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic, David Schwartz, ed. Pp. 263-278. New York: Springer

2017, Culture and Sleep-Wake Disorders. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Amy Wenzel, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: 3180-3183.

2017, Gender and Sleep Disorders. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender, Kevin Nadal, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: 1134-1137.

2016, Fritz, S., M. Vosvick, D. Henry, Victor Prybutok, Shane Sheu, and Jonathan Poe. Correlates And Ethnic/Racial Differences In Bareback Sex Among MSM With Unknown or Negative HIV Serostatus. AIDS and Behavior 20 (12): 2798-2811.

2015, Critical Challenges Ahead for Anthropology and Ebola Response. Anthropology Today 31 (1): 20-21

2014, Attack of the Grotesque: Suffering, Sleep Paralysis, and Distress during the Sierra Leone War. In Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery, Alex Hinton and Devon Hinton, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 242-260.

2013, Henry, D., K. Knutson, and K. Orzech. Introduction to Sleep, Culture and Health: Reflections on the Other 1/3 of Life. Social Science and Medicine. 79 (1): 1-6.

2013, Henry, D., and L. Rosenthal. The Significance of Gender and Partner Reporting on the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Social Science and Medicine. 79 (1): 48-56.

2013, Henry, D., L. Rosenthal, and D. Dedrick Understanding Patient Responses to Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 11: 40-55

2013, Henry, D., K. Knutson, and K. Orzech. Sleep, Culture and Health: Reflections on the Other 1/3 of Life. Fourteen edited articles in a special issue at Social Science and Medicine, Volume 79.

2013, Henry, D., and L. Rosenthal. The Significance of Gender and Partner Reporting on the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Social Science and Medicine. 79 (1): 48-56.

2013, Henry, D., L. Rosenthal, D. Dedrick, D. Taylor. Understanding Patient Responses to Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 11: 40-55

2012, Henry, D. Diamonds Are Not a Boy's Best Friend: What Happened When Alhadji Met the Rebels. In The Human Tradition in Modern Africa, D. Cordell, ed. Lanham, Md: Rowman Littlefield. Pp. 267-284.

2010, Article 27: Citizens, Refugees, and Relief along the Sierra Leone - Guinea Border. Sierra Leone Beyond the Lomé Peace Accord. M. Mustapha and J. Bangura, eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

2010, Article 27: Citizens, Refugees, and Relief along the Sierra Leone - Guinea Border. Sierra Leone Beyond the Lomé Peace Accord. M. Mustapha and J. Bangura, eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

2009, Trauma and Vulnerability During War. Cultures of Fear: a Critical Reader. U. Linke and D. Taana Smith, eds. Pp. 117-131. New York, NY: Pluto Press.

2008, Henry, D., D. McClellen, L. Rosenthal, D. Dedrick, and M. Gosdin. Is Sleep Really for Sissies? Understanding the Role of Work in Insomnia in the U.S. Social Science and Medicine 66 (3): 715-726.

2007, Henry, D., R. Bales, and E. Graves. Ethnography in Evaluation: Uncovering Hidden Costs and Benefits in Child Mental Health. Human Organization 66 (3): 315-326.

2007, Henry, D., R. Bales, and E. Graves. Strangers in a Strange Land: Anthropologists do Cost-Benefit Analysis. Practicing Anthropology 29 (2): 24-27.

2007, Davenport, Beverly, and Doug Henry. Building a Sense of Community in an Online Class. Practicing Anthropology 29 (1): 12-15.

2007, Nigerian Americans and Health. Health Seeking Behavior in Ethnic Populations. T. Gibbs and S. Lurie, eds., Pp. 93-109. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press.

2006, Henry, D. Violence and the Body: Somatic Expressions of Trauma and Vulnerability During Conflict. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 20 (3): 379-398.

2006, Reddy, Sumanth, D. Henry, and J. Oppong. Conflict, Diamonds, and the Political Economy of Instability in Africa. African Geographical Review. 24: 51-70.

Selected Presentations

2004, Henry, D., and G. Jones Cruising Trolls and the Down-Low: Ethnographically Mapping the Modern Tea-Room Trade. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 31-April 4, Dallas, TX.

2004, Henry, D. Patterns Of Informal Care To People Living With Aids In Sierra Leone, West Africa (Waiting To Die) Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology/ Medical Anthropology. April 2, 2004. Dallas, TX.

2003, Citizens, Refugees, and Relief Along the Sierra Leone-Guinea Border Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. November 20, 2003. Chicago, IL.

2002, Cyborgs, Sex, and HIV Risk: a Medical Ethnography of Online Chat. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. November 20 - 24, 2002. New Orleans, LA.

2002, "But is it Ethnography? Towards an Anthropology of Online Sex Chat Among Men Who Have Sex With Men." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 6-10, 2002. Atlanta, GA.

2001, Organizer for session "Anthropological Encounters With Humanitarian Relief." Invited session sponsored by GAD, held at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. November 28-December 2, 2001. Washington, DC.

2001, "Refugee Medicine or Medicalized Refugees? The Sick Role and the Power of Voice." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. November 28-December 2, 2001. Washington, DC.

2000, "Hypertension: Somatic Manifestations of Trauma During Wartime." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. November 18th, 2000. San Francisco, California.

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