Mark Nichter

Bio Outline


  • Advisor
  • Humans & the Microbiome


  • University of Arizona
departments of Family and Community Medicine


  • United States


Postdoctoral training (Clinically Applied Anthropology), University of Hawaii
MPH (International Health), Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
PhD (Social Anthropology), University of Edinburgh
BA (Philosophy and Psychology), George Washington University


Mark Nichter is co-ordinator of the graduate medical anthropology training program at the University of Arizona.

He has more than 30 years experience conducting health-related research in Asia, Africa and North America, and is well known in global health and tobacco-control communities. His most recent research has focused on neglected and emerging diseases, tobacco and pharmaceutical practice. Currently, he co-ordinates social science research for Buruli ulcer and chronic wound care projects in West Africa, funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation; and is co-principal investigator on a tobacco project in Istanbul, Turkey, funded by Global Bridges and the Mayo Clinic.


Regents Professor, University of Arizona

Margaret Mead Award

Society for Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award

Wellcome Institute Medal for Applied Medical Anthropology

Society for Medical Anthropology Graduate Student Mentor