Carl Kendall, PhD    

Carl Kendall, PhD
Co-Director of Center for Global Health Equity
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2350
Mail Stop #8319
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-0579/0580/2334
Skype: carl.kendall
Fax: (504) 988-0576
In Brazil: +55(85)98166-9916
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Medical anthropology
  • Health disparities and neglected diseases
  • Qualitative research
  • Social network research
  • Monitoring and evaluation, especially surveillance in key populations
  • Leprosy

Educational Background:

  • NIMH Postdoc, Medical Anthropology and Public Health - Michigan State University
  • PhD, Social Anthropology - University of Rochester
  • MA, Social Anthropology - University of Rochester
  • BA, Physical Anthropology - Swarthmore College

Personal Statement:

Dr. Kendall is former Acting Chair of the Department of International Health and Community Health. He was Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where he founded the Center for International Community-Based Health Research. Dr. Kendall is a Fulbright Senior Fellow, CNPq Senior Researcher, a member of the Panel on Arresting AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Role of Intermittant Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Kendall has extensive international experience, having worked in more than forty countries, and been awarded more than $70 million in research grants.

In 2013, he was awarded a Science without Frontiers award from the Brazilian government. The award funds Brazilian scholars to train at Tulane. Dr. Kendall's research interests in collaboration with the Federal University of Ceara include work on a range of stigmatized diseases, including HIV and Leprosy, and recent work with female prisoners.

Selected Publications:

View Dr. Kendall's publications on his NCBI profile page.


Courses Taught:



Professional Achievements:

  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, 2006-
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, Board of Global Health, December 2007 - September 2008
  • Member, Border Health Research Advisory Group U.S. - Mexico Border Health Commission, September 2007-8
  • Invited Panelist, La revue Humanitaire, Paris, à La Maison des Associations du 18ème arrondissement 15, passage Ramey 75 018 Paris, May 31, 2007
  • Invited Panelist, The World Federation of Public Health Associations and the Brazilian Association of Post Graduate Education in Collective Health/ABRASCO annual meeting, August 21-25, 2006
  • 2002-2007 (annually) Distinction in Research Awards, Tulane University
  • 2002-2005 Acting Chair, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University
  • 2005-present Executive Committee, Partnership for the Transformation of Urban Communities, Tulane University
  • 2005-present Executive Board, Payson Center for International Development and Technology, Tulane University

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