Merrill Singer, PhD

Professor, Anthropology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Merrill Singer is a medical anthropologist with a focus on structural and biosocial factors in health, drug use and HIV/AIDS, global warming and health, disease interactions, and the elimination of health disparities. In addition to InCHIP, he is affiliated with the Institut Interuniversitaire de Recherche (Haiti), the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (Columbia University), and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (Yale), and is the former Director of the Center for Community Health Research at the Hispanic Health Council (HHC) in Hartford, CT. He has been the PI/Co-PI on a series of basic and applied federally funded drinking, drug use, and AIDS prevention studies and related health research dating to1984. Dr. Singer has published over 220 articles and chapters in health and social science journals and books and has authored or edited 24 books. He is the recipient of the Rudolph Virchow Prize, the AIDS and Anthropology Paper Prize, the George Foster Memorial Award in Practicing Anthropology from the Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study from the North America from the Society for the Anthropology of North America.


Ph.D., University of Utah, (anthropology)
M.A., California State University-Northridge, (anthropology)
B.A., California State University-Northridge, (anthropology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Anthropology
354 Mansfield Road, Unit 1176
Storrs, CT 06269-1176
Office LocationBeach Hall