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Kelly Chapman

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  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2016
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Texas, 2012


Cultural Anthropology

Medical Anthropology


Dr. Pete Collings

Research Interests

Kelly is an applied biocultural anthropologist with an interest in global health, perceptions of health and disease, gender inequality, psychosocial stress, and structural violence. Much of her research emphasizes using anthropological methods to strengthen evidence-based approaches in global health and development. Her PhD research explored the cultural perceptions surrounding water use and vaginal health in the Ouest region of Haiti.

Haiti, Women’s Health, Health Beliefs, Water, Cultural Perceptions

Selected Publications

Chapman, K. S., Wood, E. A., McKune, S. L., & Madsen Beau De Rochars, V. E. (2017). Common Beliefs
around Vaginal Illness and Water Quality in Haiti.
Air & Water Borne Diseases, 6(2).

Wood, E. A.,
Chapman, K. S., McKune, S. L., & Madsen Beau De Rochars, V. E. (2017). Community-based
Health Needs Assessment in Léogâne and Gressier, Haiti: Six Years Post-Earthquake.
Journal of International
Humanitarian Action, 2


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Florida, 2019
  • Research Abroad for Doctoral Students (RAD) Award, University of Florida International Center, 2017
  • Exemplary Student Award, College of Public Health and Health Professions 2016-2017
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Recipient, Intensive summer program in Haitian Creole 2017
  • National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention 2013-2014
  • Ruegamer Scholarship, Biochemistry Scholarship, granted in 2013
  • American Business Woman’s Association Scholarship, Scholarship, granted in 2009

This student has graduated from the program so the information on this page may not be current.