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T. S. Harvey

Associate Professor (Global Public Health, Environmental Protection, Doctor-Patient Communication)

"In our global-local world of the 21st century, our interconnectivity is much more than virtual — viruses travel without visas, bacteria know no borders and disease is indiscriminate" TSH 

With training in medical and linguistic anthropology, Dr. Harvey’s research and interests focus expanding scientific partnerships, developing innovative technologies, and building local capacities to collaboratively tackle large scale global public health and environmental challenges that emerge at the critical intersection of vulnerable populations, health disparities, disease, risk, environmental degradation, water, sanitation, and infrastructure.  The evolution of this trans-disciplinary approach is the product of over a decade of funded collaborative research, capacity-building work, and global engagement on a wide range of topics that include but are not limited to: cross-cultural doctor-patient communication, language and culture in global public health, waterborne diseases, enteric illnesses, disaster prevention and relief, neighborhood approaches to risk reduction, crisis management, sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection.

Harvey formed part of the team that created a virtual self-screening tool that will help individuals assess their risk of being infected with COVID-19. The app also offers capabilities for expediting test screening for providers and ultimately giving public health officials real-time anonymized data to identify, map and target interventions where they’re needed most: Read more here.


Global Public Health, Environmental Protection, Doctor-Patient Communication, Health Disparities, Prescription Drug Non-Adherence, Risk Reduction, Crisis Communication, Cultural and Linguistic Determinants of Health, Waterborne Diseases, and Enteric Illnesses.

Geographic Areas of Concentration: Central America and North America