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Anita N. CharyLast updated: November 2014Phone:Email:Business Address:217-974-5385charya@wustl.eduDepartment of AnthropologyWashington University in St. Louis1 Brookings DriveCampus Box 1114St. Louis, MO 63130Education2009 - presentMD/PhD Candidate (ABD), Department of AnthropologyMedical Scientist Training ProgramWashington University in St. Louis2012MA, AnthropologyWashington University in St. Louis2008BS summa cum laude, Liberal Arts & Sciences;Chemistry & AnthropologyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignResearch InterestsGlobal health; chronic disease; development; nutrition; Indigenous cultures; Latin AmericaResearch and Field ExperienceDoctoral Fieldwork, 6/2010-8/2010, 6/2011-8/2011, 5/2012-7/2012, 1/2013-8/2013, 10/201411/2014Humanitarian Responses to Cervical Cancer in Guatemala.Committee Chair: Dr. Bradley Stoner, MD/PhDCommittee: Carolyn Sargent, PhD; Peter Benson, PhD; Bret Gustafson, PhD; Dr. JoaquínBarnoya, MD, MPHResearch Consultant, Edesia Nutrition Inc., 6/2012-1/2013, 11/2014Assisted with research design, data collection, and analysis of studies in Guatemala, Nicaragua,and Haiti about community perceptions of malnutrition and fortified foods.Anita CharyCurriculum Vitae1

Research Director, Maya Health Alliance/Wuqu’ Kawoq, 5/2010-present.Manage ethnographic research, qualitative health program evaluations, and oversee studentresearchers for non-governmental organization in Guatemala.Research Assistant, 9/2011-5/2012. Barbershop Interventions for African-American Men withMetabolic Syndrome in St. Louis.Principal Investigator: Dr. Kama’l Henderson, Washington University in St. Louis.Project Director, Child Health Project, Maya Health Alliance/Wuqu’ Kawoq, 7/2009-7/2011.Managed NGO-sponsored child health project, maintained and analyzed metric data andclinical records, and supervised local staff.Intern, Maya Health Alliance/Wuqu’ Kawoq, 7/2008-7/2009.Organized child health program and conducted qualitative study about social determinants ofmaternal-child health in a rural Guatemalan village.Undergraduate Research Assistant, 12/2006-1/2007. Changing Practices of Lay Maya Midwivesof Guatemala (Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research)Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Rohloff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Undergraduate Research Assistant, 8/2006-5/2008. Elucidating Lantibiotic Structure(Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research)Principal Investigator: Prof. Wilfred A. van der Donk, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign.Undergraduate Research Assistant, 5/2005-8/2005. Childcare among the Beng of the IvoryCoast.Principal Investigator: Prof. Alma J. Gottlieb, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign.Professional MembershipAmerican Physician Scientist AssociationAmerican Medical Women’s AssociationAmerican Medical Students’ AssociationAmerican Anthropological AssociationSociety for Medical AnthropologySociety for Applied AnthropologyGuatemala Scholars NetworkLatin American Studies AssociationAnita CharyCurriculum Vitae2

GrantsField Research Grant, “Cervical Cancer and Health Care Privatization in Guatemala.” 10/201411/2014, Jonathan Mann Fellowship, Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine,Washington University in St. Louis ( 2000)Field Research Grant, “Cervical Cancer Among Maya Women of Guatemala.” 1/2013, MedicalScientist Training Program, Washington University in St. Louis ( 1500)Civic Engagement Fund Grant, “Women’s Health in Rural Guatemala.” 1/2013-4/2013,Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis ( 300)Summer Field Research Grant, “Sexual and Reproductive Health in Maya Communities ofGuatemala.” 5/2012-8/2012, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis( 1000)Civic Engagement Fund Grant, “Nutrition Classes in Guatemala.” 6/2012-7/2012, GephardtInstitute for Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis ( 300)Civic Engagement Fund Grant, “Barbershop Interventions for African-American Men withMetabolic Syndrome in St. Louis” (with E Khoong, MC Masters). 3/2012, Gephardt Institute forPublic Service, Washington University in St. Louis ( 350)Summer Field Research Grant, “Experiences of Cancer in Guatemala.” 6/2011-8/2011, MedicalScientist Training Program, Washington University in St. Louis ( 1500)Summer Field Research Grant, “Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Communities of Guatemala.”6/2010-8/2010, Medical Scientist Training Program, Washington University in St. Louis ( 1000)Service and Justice Outreach Grant, for Wuqu’ Kawoq Child Health Project Clinic Construction(with SE Messmer). 4/2010, University of Illinois St. John’s Catholic Newman Center ( 1500)Civic Engagement Fund Grant, “Improving Child Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala.” 12/2009,Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis ( 150)Service and Justice Outreach Grant, “Dental Hygiene in a Rural Guatemalan Village” (with SEMessmer). 4/2009, University of Illinois St. John’s Catholic Newman Center ( 1000)Chancellor’s Scholar Summer Research Award, “Senior Thesis Research, Chemistry:Elucidating Lantibiotic Structure.” 5/2007-8/2007, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign( 2000)Chancellor’s Scholar Travel Grant, “Senior Thesis Research, Anthropology: Maya Midwifery inGuatemala.” 12/2006-1/2007, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ( 600)Anita CharyCurriculum Vitae3

Chancellor’s Scholar Travel Grant, Costa Rica. 5/2006-7/2006, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign ( 1000)Selected Honors & AwardsBouchet Fellow, Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society; 2014Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis; 20132014Mr. & Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Graduate Fellowship for Women, Washington University in St.Louis; 2012-2015Class of 2003 Award, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis; 2010For a medical student “who consistently shows enthusiasm, compassion, an generosity towardsothers and possesses spirit, optimism, and idealism about the field of medicine.”John David Barnwell Memorial Award, Univ. of Illinois Dept. of Chemistry; 2008Calvin Ke Scholarship, Univ. of Illinois Campus Honors Program; 2008University Honors (top 3% of college), Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 2008Chancellor’s Scholar (top 2% of entering class), Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 2004-8List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;Fall 2007 & Spring 2008Outstanding Senior Award, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 2007Robert H. Doremus Scholarship, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 2007Peer-Reviewed PublicationsWehr H, Chary A, Farley Webb M, Rohloff P2014 Implications of gender and household roles in indigenous Maya communities inGuatemala for child nutrition interventions. International Journal of Indigenous Health(in press).Chary A, Rohloff P.Anita CharyCurriculum Vitae4

2014 Challenges in NGO Implementation of Visual Inspection-Based Cervical CancerPrevention Programs in Guatemala: A Qualitative Study. Global Health: Science andPractice. [Epub ahead of print]doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00073Brown K, Henretty N, Chary A, Webb MF, Wehr H, Moore J, Baird C, Kraemer Díaz A,Rohloff P2014 Formative assessment of and key strategies for improving infant and young childfeeding practices in a highly stunted rural indigenous population in Guatemala. MaternalChild Nutrition. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 25040768, doi: 10.1111/mcn.12141Chary A2013 Book Review: Social Medicine Reader. The Anthropology of Consciousness24(1).Chary A, Messmer SE, Sorenson E, Henretty N, Dasgupta SN & Rohloff P2013 Overcoming the Normalization of Child Illness: A Mixed-Methods Study of ChildMalnutrition in Rural Guatemala. Human Organization 2:87-97.Chary A, Kraemer Diaz AE, Henderson B & Rohloff P2013 The Changing Role of Indigenous Lay Midwives in Guatemala: New Frameworksfor Analysis. Midwifery 29:852-858.PMID: 23410502, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2012.08.011Chary A, Greiner M, Bowers C, & Rohloff P2012 Determining adult type 2 diabetes-related health care needs in an indigenouspopulation from rural Guatemala: a mixed-methods preliminary study. BioMed CentralHealth Services Research 12:476.PMID: 23260013, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-476Chary A, Messmer SE & Rohloff P2011 Male Influence on Infant Feeding in Rural Guatemala and Implications for ChildNutrition Interventions. Breastfeeding Medicine 6(4):227-231.PMID: 21631252, doi: 10.1089/bfm.2011.0015Cooper LE, McClerren A, Chary A & van der Donk WA2008 Structure-Activity Relationship Studies of the Two-Component LantibioticHaloduracin. Chemistry & Biology, 15(10):1035-1045.PMID:18940665, doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2008.07.020Book ChaptersChary A, Dasgupta SN, Messmer SE & Rohloff PAnita CharyCurriculum Vitae5

2011 “But One Gets Tired”: Breastfeeding, Subjugation & Empowerment in RuralGuatemala. In An Anthropology of Mothering. Naomi McPherson & Michelle Walks,eds. Pp. 172-182. Toronto: Demeter Press.Edited VolumesChary A, Rohloff P, eds.Privatization and the New Medical Pluralism: Shifting Healthcare Landscapes in MayaGuatemala. Under contract with Lexington Books.Policy PapersChary A, Marsal G, Alvarado A2014 Qualitative Analysis of the Use of Nutributter in PCI’s SALTAR Program inNicaragua: A Case Study of Distribution through a Ministry of Health and NGOSupported Program.Chary A, Brown K, Farley Webb M, Wehr H, Moore J, Baird C, Kramer Diaz A, Henretty N,Rohloff P.2013 A Formative Assessment of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Two IndigenousCommunities in Guatemala. Available at: PublicationsChary A. “The Disruption of the See-and-Treat Paradigm: Cervical Cancer Prevention inLMICs.” Global Health Hub, August 13, 2014.Chary A. “Slipping through the Cracks: Indigenous Languages and Medical Missions inGuatemala.” Global Health Hub, June 25, 2014.Chary A. “Improving Lay Midwife Training Programs: Indigenous Lay Midwives’Recommendations from Guatemala.” Global Health Hub, May 27, 2014.Chary A. “Fatalism, Cynicism, and Preventive Health: Thoughts from Guatemala.” GlobalHealth Hub, April 30, 2014.Chary A. “Scrambling for Africa – An Interview with Johannah Tayloe Crane.” Global HealthHub, March 24, 2014.Chary A. “Menopause, Family Planning, and Cervical Cancer: Women’s Voices fromGuatemala.” Global Health Hub, February 12, 2014.Anita CharyCurriculum Vitae6

Chary A. “The Meaning of a Hysterectomy: Cervical Cancer and ‘Therapeutic Anarchy’ inGuatemala.” Global Health Hub, November 7, 2013.Chary A. “Must Reads: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States.”Global Health Hub, October 8, 2013.Chary A. “The Limits of Palliative Cancer Care in Guatemala.” Global Health Hub, September12, 2013.Chary A. “Challenges in Cervical Screening with VIA: Lessons from Guatemala.” GlobalHealth Hub, August 13, 2013.Chary A. “A Role for NGOs in Cancer Care in Latin America: Patient Accompaniment.”Global Health Hub, May 20, 2013.Manuscripts under ReviewKhoong E, Masters MC, Chary A, Ye Y, Ikpeama U, Blanchard M, Henderson K. Feasibility ofBarbershop-Based Health Education in North St. Louis. Health Education & Behavior (insubmission).Editorial ActivitiesEditor-in-ChiefGlobal Health Hub (, 2014Ad hoc ReviewerJournal of Delivery Science and InnovationConference PresentationsChary A. Cáncer Cervicouterino: Modelos Exitosos de Prevención Comunitaria en Guatemala.Futuros Colectivos. Patzun, Guatemala: October 24-26, 2014.Chary A, Farley Webb M, Wehr H, Rohloff P. Household Roles in Indigenous MayaCommunities in Guatemala: Implications for Child Nutrition Interventions. Bouchet GraduateHonor Society Conference. New Haven, CT: March 28-29, 2014.Anita CharyCurriculum Vitae7

Chary A. “‘Culture’ as Problem or Opportunity?: Cervical Cancer Screening in RuralGuatemala.” Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM: March18-22, 2014.Chary A, Benson P. “The Boundaries of International Medical Humanitarianism: Ethics andCervical Cancer Care in Guatemala.” American Anthropological Association, 112th AnnualMeeting. Chicago, IL: November 20-24, 2013.Farley Webb M, Chary A, Brown K, Wehr H, Moore J, Baird C, Kraemer Díaz A, Henretty N,Rohloff P. “Pautas de Alimentación en Dos Comunidades Rurales Mayas de Guatemala.”Congreso Iberoamericano de la Asoción de Nutricionistas de Guatemala. Guatemala City:September 20, 2013.Chary A. “Scholarship, Activism, and Practices of Helping.” Guatemala Scholars NetworkConference, Antigua, Guatemala: July 10-12, 2013.Chary A. “Cáncer de Cérvix en Guatemala: Investigación Cualitativa.” Consorcio Contra elCáncer Cervicouterino, Guatemala City, Guatemala: June 6, 2013.Chary A, Kraemer Díaz AE. “Who’s Responsible for Addressing Child Malnutrition?: LocalInterpretations of the Social Contract in Two Maya Communities.” Latin American StudiesAssociation Annual Conference, Washington, DC: May 29-June 1, 2013.Wehr H, Chary A, Farley Webb M, Brown K, Kraemer Díaz AE, Moore J, Henretty N, RohloffP. “Gender Inequality and Nutritional Decision-Making in the Rural Guatemalan Household.”Society for Economic Anthropology, St. Louis, MO: April 13-14, 2013.Brown K, Henretty N, Chary A, Rohloff P. “Infant and Young Child Feeding in Guatemala:Practices, Beliefs, and Knowledge.” School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago:March 2013.Chary A, Dasgupta S, Rohloff P. “Maternicide and the Politics of Nation Building: TheIndigenous Woman’s Body in Rural Guatemala.” American Anthropological Association 111thAnnual Conference, San Francisco, CA: November 14-18, 2012.Chary A, Kraemer Diaz AE, Henderson B, Rohloff P. “Negotiating Global Health Policy andIndigenous Rights: The Changing Roles of Maya Midwives in Guatemala.” AmericanAnthropological Association 111th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: November 14-18,2012.Greiner M, Chary A, Bowers C, Rohloff P. “Managing Diabetes Mellitus: Perspectives fromMaya Communities of Gua

Service and Justice Outreach Grant, “Dental Hygiene in a Rural Guatemalan Village” (with SE Messmer). 4/2009, University of Illinois St. John’s Catholic Newman Center ( 1000) Chancellor’s Scholar Summer Research Award, “Senior Thesis Research, Chemistry: