Linda Hunt

Linda  Hunt
  • Professor
  • CLS Core Faculty
  • Department of Anthropolgy
  • College of Social Science
  • 338 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Drive
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-355-0114


Dr. Hunt has conducted numerous research projects in both the United States and Mexico, focusing on clinical medicine and on health care for racial/ethnic minorities. Her recent research has focused on clinical understandings of genetic risk, chronic illness management, racial/ethnic identities in clinical contexts, and health care reform. Much of this research has examined the ways that health researchers and clinicians view minority populations, particularly how assumptions about cultural and biological difference are manifest in current health policy, interventions, professional training, research agendas, and clinical practice. Her research also examines access to health care for low-income individuals, and the influences of commercial interests on clinical medicine. Dr. Hunt currently teaches Overview of Medical Anthropology and Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology.