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DOUGLAS STUART LONDON

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Arizona State University (2012)
MA, Columbia University (1992)
BA, Johns Hopkins University (1986)

Recent Courses

Cultural Anthropology
First Year Seminar Medicinal Plants: Search For The World'S Most Effective Cures
Guided Readings Medical Anthropology
Guided Research I I Nutritional Anthropology

Research Interests

Medical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, infectious and chronic disease, food systems, ethnobotany, indigenous and biomedical health systems, evolutionary medicine, global health and Latin America.

Grants/Sponsored Research

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, Awarded $5000 in 2013, Engaged Anthropology Award: Amazonian Waorani Foragers Health Program, Wenner-Gren Foundation

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, Awarded $5000 in 2013, Diet as a Double-Edged Sword: The Pharmaceutical Properties of Food Among Waorani Hunter-gatherers of Amazonian Ecuador, Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, Awarded $7000 in 2011, Hunter-gather Food Systems in Amazonian Ecuador, Deans Fellowship, Arizona State University

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $21,000 in 2010, Food as Medicine among the Waorani Foragers of Amazonian Ecuador, Fulbright Foundation

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $15,000 in 2009 “Hunter-Gatherers and Double-Edged Dietary Swords: Food as Medicine among the Waorani Foragers of Amazonian Ecuador”, Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellowship

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $5,000 in 2009 “Hunter-Gatherers and Double-Edged Dietary Swords: Food as Medicine among the Waorani Foragers of Amazonian Ecuador”, Osmudson Fellowship

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $6,000 in 2008 “Ethnomedicine of the Lowland Kichwa”, US Dept. of Education

Author: D. London, awarded $80,000 (plus tuition) in 2006 over 4 years for doctoral studies, Arizona State University

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $18,000 in 2000, “Culturally appropriate mental health treatments for Latin American developing regions”, from multiple private donors

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $11,500 in 1989, “Health promotor training for twenty-four Mayan villages”, US Agency for International Development

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $5,000 in 1989, “Rural nutrition program covering fifteen Guatemalan villages”, CARE

Author: D. London, PI: D. London, awarded $19,000 in 1987, Agricultural Cooperative for Pocomam Maya indigenous Group (Sustainable firewood program, school construction, rural electrification, pottery cooperative) Rotary International, US Agency for International Development, Guatemalan National Association of Coffee Growers

Grant Management
Administered two 1.2 million dollar, US Agency for International Development grants to train non-governmental agency leaders from Guatemala and Nicaragua. America's Development Foundation (1996-1997).

Administered a 1.1 million dollar US Agency for International Development grant for nutritional programs for 15,000 Kekchi Indians. International Eye Foundation, Central America (1994-1995).

Books

London D, London A. (2007). We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill: Secret of the Silence of the Mayan People. New Haven, CT: Back Up Books International Human Rights Press.


Refereed Articles

London D, Hruschka D. (2014), Helminths and human ancestral immune ecology: What is the evidence for high helminth loads among foragers? American Journal of Human Biology.

London D, Stoll A, Manning B. (2006), Psychiatric Agriculture: Systemic Nutritional Modification and Mental Health. Medical Hypotheses, 66:1234-39..


Invited Presentation/Lecture

London, D (2008, April). “How the Mayan Genocide has Impacted Mayan Culture and Immigration Patterns”. Arizona State University Global to Local Conference, Tempe, AZ.

London D (2007, April). “Cultural Awareness: Mayan History and US Immigration”. Gateway College, Phoenix, AZ.


Conference Presentations/Papers

London, D (2013). Comparing Phytochemical Intake and Health Outcome Across Food Systems: Fieldwork with Waorani Hunter-gatherers and Kichwa Subsistence Farmers from the Amazon Rainforest. In American Anthropological Society. Chicago, Il.

London, D (2013). “Research Methodology: Working with Indigenous Communities”,. In 40th Annual History Conference. Adelphi University, Garden City.

London, D (2011). “Research Methodology: Working with Indigenous Communities”,. In Society for Applied Anthropology. Seattle, WA.


Honors and Accomplishments

2010 - 2011 Fulbright Fellow, US Dept. of State, Ecuador

2009 - 2010 Wenner-Gren Fellow, Ecuador

2007 - 2009 Graduate Fellow, Arizona State University

Who’s Who in America, National Award, Marquis 63rd edition (2009)
Outstanding academic and career achievement

Professional Activities

Administered two 1.2 million dollar, US Agency for International Development grants to train non-governmental agency leaders from Guatemala and Nicaragua. America's Development Foundation (1996-1997).

Administered a 1.1 million dollar US Agency for International Development grant for nutritional programs for 15,000 Kekchi Indians. International Eye Foundation, Central America (1994-1995).

Research Director - Clinica Internacional para la Ansiedad, Guatemala - Harvard Medical School - International Mental Health Research - culturally appropriate interventions for indigenous populations, mental health coverage program for orphanages and training programs for indigenous rural outreach mental health providers. (2001- 2007).

Hospital Director - United Nations, Kuando Kubango, Angola, Africa. Supervised doctors, medical personnel, during the Angolan Civil War. Directed reconstruction of Angolan Ministry of Health services after collapse. Re-construction of state hospital, 31 rural health centers, instituted a district-wide immunization program and state training school for medical personnel. (1992-1994).

Community and Corporate Leadership

Medical- Human Rights

Founder and Executive Director - BrainRights for the Americas, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization promoting research for mental health programs in Latin America. (2005-Present).

Member - Committee on Domestic Violence, Guatemalan Attorney General’s Office, Guatemala City, Guatemala (1999-2006)

Member - Committee for Mental Health Services for Catholic Orphanages, Hospital Hermano Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala (1999-2006)

Director - USAID International Peace Initiative – Directed unification program for non-governmental organizations to promote peace after civil wars in Nicaragua and Guatemala, managed $1.2 million USAID grant for non-profit training programs, for 507 NGOs and their 1535 leaders. (1997-1999).

Committee Chair - United Nations Decentralization Program for Government Health Programs, Guatemala, Central America. Included anthropological research, developing surveys and census maps of remote Kekchi Mayan villages documenting interaction between cultural practices and health status. (1994-1995).

Committee Chair - USAID Child Survival Program Committee in Guatemala- National plan to create more efficient health programs. Included directing health and nutrition program for 15,137 Kekchi Maya indigenous persons (1995-1996)

Peace Corps Volunteer, Guatemala (1986 – 1989)