Dr. Amy Nichols-Belo

Associate Professor of Global Health Studies and Anthropology

Amy Nichols-BeloI am an anthropologist interested in the intersections of health, tradition, and gender and wrote my dissertation on anti-witchcraft practices in Mwanza, Tanzania. I hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Virginia, a M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and a B.A. in History and International Affairs from James Madison University.

Teaching and research interests

  • Traditional healing and illness systems
  • Health disparities
  • Maternal and child health
  • Cancer
  • Medical anthropology
  • Anthropology of gender and sexuality
  • Qualitative methods

Research locations

  • Tanzania
  • Southern United States

Classes taught

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Sex, Culture, and Health

Contact Dr. Amy Nichols-Belo


(478) 301-2848
nichols-belo_a@mercer.edu