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Amelia
Buttress
,
PhD

Assistant Scientist
Amelia Buttress

Departmental Affiliations

Amelia Buttress, PhD '14, MA, is an educator and philosopher who researches the cultural context of public health training and practice.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 705
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

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
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2014
MA
The European Graduate School
2006
Overview
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.
Honors & Awards
Gordis Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Diversity Innovation Grant, Johns Hopkins University 21st Century Cities Seed Grant, Johns Hopkins University