Anna Grace Tribble

Cohort: 2015


  • BA, Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 2015


Fundamentally, I wish to examine global health inequities through an anthropological lens in order to distill data that informs local health policies and resource allocation. My interest in the marginality created by disease stigma will culminate in two complementary degrees, a Master’s degree in public health and a PhD focused in biocultural anthropology. My previous research projects include tuberculosis knowledge and the disempowering effect of being a female community health volunteers in Nepal, the correlation between depression and musculoskeletal pain in Latino migrant farmworkers in North Carolina, and the range of social death experienced among men living with HIV/AIDS in Winston-Salem.

At Emory, I am exploring topics around the health of internally displaced people living in and outside of refugee/IDP camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, including how politics, economics, gender, ethnicity, and religion intersect in those spaces to shape their access to food, water, and healthcare. In complement to my work within the camps, I plan to examine the larger forces of aid distribution and utilization and the role that government and non-governmental organizations play in creating or impeding access to food, water, and healthcare.

Advisor: Dr. Hadley and Dr. Brown