_____________________ About Me and My Work

I am an assistant professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Baylor University. I formerly trained and worked as an applied epidemiologist. I have a focus in biocultural medical anthropology and am interested in how culture mediates inequalities in health. Other interests include political economy,  social determinants of health,  integrative and collaborative research and Latin America. You can read more about my work on my academic page, schedule a meeting through Doodle or get in touch via my contact page.


Peer Reviewed Articles
McDermott, Josh H., Alan F. Schultz, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Ricardo Godoy
2016 Indifference to dissonance in native Amazonians reveals cultural variation in music perception. Nature 535(7613):547–550.


Leonard, William R., Victoria Reyes-García, Susan Tanner, Asher Rosinger, Alan Schultz, Vincent Vadez, Rebecca Zhang, Ricardo Godoy.
2015 The Tsimane’ Amazonian Panel Study (TAPS): Nine years (2002-2010) of annual data available to the public. Economics and Human Biology 19:51-61.


Gravlee, Clarence C., P. Qasimah Boston, M. Miaisha Mitchell, Alan F Schultz, Connie Betterley.
2014 Food store owners’ and managers’ perspectives on the food environment: an exploratory mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health 14(1):1031.


Undurraga, Eduardo A., Jere R. Behrman, Elena L. Grigorenko, Alan F. Schultz, Julie Yiu, TAPS Bolivia Study Team, & Ricardo A. Godoy.
2013 Math skills and market and non-market outcomes: Evidence from an Amazonian society of forager-farmers. Economics of Education Review 37:138–147.


Health Informatics Journal
Xia, Q., Westenhouse, J. L., Schultz, A.F., Nonoyama, A., Elms, W., Wu, N., Tabshouri, L., Ruiz, J.D. and Flood, J.M.
2011 Matching AIDS and Tuberculosis Registry Data to Identify AIDS/Tuberculosis Comorbidity Cases in California. Health Informatics Journal 17(1):41-50.


Book Chapters and Reports

Geocoding Health Data
Beyer, K., Schultz, A., and Rushton, G.
2007 Using ZIP codes as geocodes in cancer research. In Rushton, G., Armstrong,
M. P., Gittler, J., Greene,B., Pavlik, C., West, M. and Zimmerman, D. (Eds.),
Geocoding Health Data: the use of geographic codes in cancer prevention and
control, research and practice (pp.37- 67). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Schultz, A., Molitor, F., Facer, M. and Ruiz, J.
2008 Survey of HIV seroprevalence, markers for hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases, and assessment of associated risk behaviors in young men residing in low-income neighborhoods in five northern California counties. California Department of Public Health. Available online at:

 In Review

Schultz, Alan F.
2017 Culture Change in Two Amazonian Communities: Using residual agreement from cultural consensus analysis to understand shifts in the meaning of life priorities.

In Preparation

Schultz, Alan F. and Gravlee, Clarence C.
2017 Social Status, Cultural Consonance and Health in Southeastern Puerto Rico.

Schultz, Alan F.
2017 The Ethnography of Life Priorities during Change in Bolivian Amazonia.

Schultz, Alan F.
2017 Cultural Consonance of Life Priorities and a Chronic Stress Biomarker among
Forager Farmers in Bolivian Amazonia.