- Medical Anthropology
- Concepts of Racial/Ethnic Variation
- Medical and Research Ethics
- Culture of Biomedicine
- Health Care Policy
- Health Disparities
- Race and Genetics
- Health Care Systems
Dr. Hunt has conducted numerous research projects in both the United States and Mexico, focusing on clinical medicine and on health care for racial/ethnic minorities. Her recent research has focused on clinical understandings of genetic risk, chronic illness management, racial/ethnic identities in clinical contexts, and health care reform. Much of this research has examined the ways that health researchers and clinicians view minority populations, particularly how assumptions about cultural and biological difference are manifest in current health policy, interventions, professional training, research agendas, and clinical practice. Her research also examines access to health care for low-income individuals, and the influences of commercial interests on clinical medicine. Dr. Hunt currently teaches Overview of Medical Anthropology and Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology.
Kreiner, M.J., & Hunt, L.M. (2014). The pursuit of preventive care for chronic illness: Turning healthy people into chronic patients. Sociology of Health & Illness. 36(6), 870–884.
Hunt, L.M., Kreiner, M.J., & Rodriguez-Mejia, F. (2013). Changing diagnostic and treatment criteria for chronic illness: A critical consideration of their impact on Hispanic patients. Human Organization, 72(3), 242-253.
Hunt, L.M., Truesdell, N and Kreiner, M.J. (2013) Race, Genes and Culture in Clinical Care: Racial Profiling in the Management of Chronic Illness. Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 253–271.
Hunt, L.M. and Truesdell, N. (2013) Observations on the Tenacity of Racial Concepts in Genetics Research. IN Anthropology of Race: Genes Biology, and Culture. J. Haritigan, editor. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press. Pp. 83-106.
Hunt, L.M., and Kreiner, M. (2013) Pharmacogenetics in Primary Care: The Promise of Personalized Medicine and the Reality of Racial Profiling. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry: 37(1): 226-235.
Hunt, L.M., M. Kreiner, and H. Brody. (2012). The changing face of chronic illness management in primary care: a qualitative study of underlying influences and unintended outcomes. Annals of Family Medicine 10(5):452-60.
Hunt, L. M. & Megyesi, M. S. The ambiguous meanings of the racial/ethnic categories routinely used in human genetics research. Social Science & Medicine 66:2 (349-361). 2008.
Hunt, L.M, and M.S. Megyesi. Genes, Race and Research Ethics: Who’s Minding the Store? Journal of Medical Ethics 34: 495 500. 2008.
Hunt, LM. and KB de Voogd. Are good intentions good enough?: Informed consent without trained interpreters. Journal of General Internal Medicine 22:598–605. 2007.
Hunt, L. M., Castaneda, H. & de Voogd, K. B. Do Notions of Risk Inform Patient Choice?: Lessons from a Study of Prenatal Genetic Counseling. Medical Anthropology, 25(3): 193-219, 2006.
Hunt, L.M. and K.B. DeVoogd. Clinical Myths of the Cultural Other: Implications for Latino Patient Care. Academic Medicine 80(10):918-924, 2005.
Hunt, L.M, S. Schneider, B. Comer. Should “Acculturation” be a Variable in Health Research? A Critical Review of Research on U.S. Hispanics. Social Science and Medicine 59/5 pp. 973 986, 2004.
Sankar, P., Cho, M. K., Condit, C. M., Hunt, L. M., Koenig, B., Marshall, P. et al. Genetic research and health disparities. JAMA, 291, 2985 2989, 2004.
Hunt, L.M., N.H. Arar. An Analytical Framework for Contrasting Patient and Provider Views of the Process of Chronic Disease Management. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 15(3):1-21. 2001.