Department of Anthropology

Melissa Smith

Affiliated FacultyM.D., University of Washington School of Medicine

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work
Melissa Smith



Health equity, community-based participatory research, global health, women’s health, health literacy.


Dr. Melissa Smith is a family medicine physician who has worked in community health clinics in Austin, Texas since 1996. She also is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches a seminar on community-based participatory research on health disparities and the UT Oaxaca Global Health Study Abroad Program. Dr. Smith has helped develop reproductive health training programs for community health workers and midwives and practiced medicine in Nicaragua and Guatemala. She previously served as medical editor for Hesperian Health Guides’ Where Women Have No Doctor. Most recently, Dr. Smith served as lead author of Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change.


ANT F324L • Global Health-Mex

80145 • Summer 2017
(also listed as S W F360K, S W F395K, SOC F321K)

Restricted enrollment; contact Study Abroad for permission to register for this class. Class meets May 27-July 8. Faculty-led Abroad Program taught in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students must consult with Study Abroad Program Coordinator as travel and orientation dates may be in addition to these dates.

WGS F340 • Global Health-Mex

86510 • Summer 2016

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