Lawrence Palinkas

Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health Professor

Research & Practice Areas

Medical Anthropology
Social Anthropology


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, 6/1981
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, 6/1975
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Chicago, 6/1974
    • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Health Research Center, 10/01/1982-09/30/1984
  • Research Keywords

    Medical Anthropology, Immigrant and Refugee Communities, Mental Health Services Research, Global Health, United States, Mexico, Circumpolar Regions

    Detailed Statement of Research Interests

     Current research encompasses implementation of child and adolescent mental health services, sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives, use of community health workers to deliver mental and behavioral health services in low fresource settings, and effects of climate change on vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries.