Tamar Antin, DrPH, MAA
Dr. Antin is an applied anthropologist whose work focuses on the role of stigma in public health prevention. In particular, her research addresses health inequities by investigating the intersections between health-related stigma (e.g. the stigma of being a smoker) and other social identity stigmas (e.g. ethnicity, social class, and/or gender). After researching experiences with weight stigma among Black women, Dr. Antin became interested in the purposeful use of stigma in public health prevention and the potential unintended consequences this may have for some groups.
She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, where she regularly guest lectures and has taught Introduction to Qualitative Methods.
Dr. Antin’s work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.