Barbra E. Erickson
Professor at California State University, Fullerton.
I am a cultural anthropologist, with research and teaching interests in North American contemporary culture, medical anthropology, history of anthropology, economic anthropology, business and organizational cultures, and the anthropology of aging. In addition to my degrees in Anthropology, I have a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Nevada, Reno. My ongoing research is an anthropological study of the use of radioactive radon gas as a remedy. I’ve done fieldwork on this topic in the United States, where radon in considered an “alternative” therapy, as well as in Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic, where medical doctors may prescribe radon as a legitimate treatment. I’m very interested in holistic medicine/alternative medicine and the history of medicine. I also have a deep interest in parasites and pathogens, in terms of how cultural behaviors expose people [or not], and how people use culture to adapt to their environments.
Visit website: http://anthro.fullerton.edu/People/BarbraErickson.aspx
See also: California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) - Public research university in Fullerton, California.