Jean Hunleth is a cultural anthropologist who has trained and worked in public health. Her research focuses on the experience of caregiving and treatment seeking for infectious and chronic diseases. Her methodologies are creative and rigorous. She uses photography, drawing, and role playing as well as ethnographic interview and observational techniques. She values multiple perspectives and place special emphasis on the stories of people typically left out of health research. These stories and perspectives hold powerful implications for the delivery of appropriate and effective healthcare and medical interventions.
She is the author of the book, Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia.
If you are interested in collaborating with Dr. Hunleth or hearing more about her work in Zambia or the United States, please contact her.