Four Anthropology Students to Participate in Research Panel Presentation at New Mexico Conference

by Public Relations | Mar 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Four SVC anthropology students to participate in research panel presentation at New Mexico conferenceFour Saint Vincent College anthropology students will be presenting the results of research they conducted in Guatemala as part of a panel presentation with their teacher, Dr. Elaine Bennett, associate professor of anthropology, at the 77th meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, a worldwide organization for the applied social sciences, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 28 to April 1. Their presentation is entitled, “Applied Research for Child Health in Guatemala.”

Melissa Anderson, a senior biology major from New Kensington, will also present her research entitled, “Using Water Quality Data to Introduce WASH Education into a Nutrition Program.”

Bruno Coimbra, a senior biology major from Newark, New Jersey, and Kendal Miller, a senior anthropology major from Mount Savage, Maryland, will present “Exploring Dietary Diversity and Food Intake Patterns in Guatemalan Families through Digital Photography.”

Haley Farrie, a senior biology/anthropology double major from Knoxville, Maryland, will discuss “Assessing Chronic Malnutrition in Communities by Extracting Child Growth Data from Guatemalan Health Post Records: Opportunities and Challenges for Accessing, Processing and Evaluating Anthropometric Data.”

The Saint Vincent group will be joined by three students from Duke University, Thomas Vosburgh, Colleen Hamilton and Ricardo Alvarez-Estarellas, who were also part of the research project in Guatemala.

Bennett will also make a presentation, “Structuring an Applied Research Collaboration that Serves the Community Partner and Students: A Developing Model from Guatemala.”

The project has been supported by Saint Vincent Andreoli, Palumbo and Faculty Research Grants and funding from the Duke University Center for Latin American Studies and Global Health Institute.


SVC ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCHERSPresenting the results of their research in Guatemala are, from left, Melissa Anderson, Bruno Coimbra, Haley Farrie, Kendal Miller and Dr. Elaine Bennett.


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