Amelia Buttress, PhD '14, MA, is an educator and philosopher who researches the cultural context of public health training and practice.
Urban health; public health history; mental health; ADHD; psychopharmacology; child psychiatry; social and structural influences on health; education; popular culture; qualitative methods; historical methods; oral history; U.S. social and cultural history; intellectual history of epidemiology; critical theory; digital humanities; uneven development; symbolic violence; Marxist analysis; intersectionality; global humanism; cosmopolitanism and public health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The European Graduate School
My work draws from the interdisciplinary disciplines of philosophy, media studies, and cultural theory to understand and address the social and structural context of health behavior, with particular emphasis on issues related to political economy, health disparities, and mental and behavioral health. In several current projects, I'm working to facilitate the translation of specialist knowledge to general audiences and have a longstanding interest in the general intellect and public education, especially creating awareness of the ecological context of public health and health promotion using new and digital media technology.
Gordis Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Diversity Innovation Grant, Johns Hopkins University 21st Century Cities Seed Grant, Johns Hopkins University