Hispanic Health Projects


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Elizabeth Cartwright

Mary Anne Benner

Silvia Herrera

Deborah Mitchell

Maricela Mendez

Elizabeth Pedroza

Heather Schaper

Sunny Stone

Richelle Whitehead


Community Projects

Partnering for Birth

Salsa Aerobics

Saturday Clinics

Ethnographic Videos

Diabetes and the Family

The Many Faces of Diabetes



Community Projects

Computer Class

Cooking With Silvia

The World is in Your Hands



Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright, RN, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, and Co-Project Director, Idaho Community HealthCorps Community Health Promotoras in association with the Hispanic Health Projects, Dept. of Anthropology, ISU, Pocatello, Idaho.

Dr. Cartwright is a Medical Anthropologist with many years of experience working in health-related research in Latin America and the U.S.   She is currently an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at Idaho State University and  is currently working with the Mexican farmworker community in SE Idaho where she directs the Hispanic Health Projects—a bilingual, binational team of researchers and community members focusing on diabetes, cancer, nutrition and domestic violence in the Hispanic community near Pocatello, Idaho.  

Her past research includes anthropological studies among the Amuzgo Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico focusing on pesticide exposures.   Other experience includes consulting on dengue control programs sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation in the Yucatan, Mexico, Women’s health issues in Northern Mexico and Maternal Infant Health on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Tuba City, Arizona and Shiprock New Mexico.

Dr. Cartwright has numerous publications in the field of social science/medicine.   She has also been an adjunct faculty member of the research institute the Colegio de Sonora, in Hermosillo, Mexico and is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Rural Health Studies at Idaho State University and visiting academic at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


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