Julie S Armin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Tenure Track)
Assistant Professor of Practice, Health Promotion Sciences
Director, Health Disparities Curriculum, College of Medicine - Tucson

As a medical anthropologist, my goal is to improve healthcare and reduce health disparities for historically underserved populations using qualitative, multi-method and community-based methodologies. My research program is broadly focused on addressing gaps in cancer prevention and treatment for populations that have been historically marginalized due to hierarchies of race and social class. I have examined how cancer care is affected by immigration status, social class, and gender. My current work centers on the practices of advance care planning among English and Spanish-speaking people living with cancer and their providers, and access to cancer care for people with disabilities.


  • PhD: Anthropology (Sociocultural/Medical), University of Arizona - 2015
  • MA: Anthropology, San Francisco State University - 2006