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UCSF Dentistry's Barker Awarded Polgar Prize by Society for Medical Anthropology

November 19, 2011

Judith BarkerThe Board of the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) announced recently that UCSF’s Judith C. Barker, PhD, has been selected (along with co-author Sarah Horton) to receive the Steven Polgar Prize for the best article published in the SMA’s journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly in 2010.

The award was given for the article "Stigmatized Biologies: Examining the Cumulative Effects of Oral Health Disparities for Mexican American Farmworker Children", and was announced at the SMA’s public meeting on Friday, November 19, 2011 in Montreal.

Dr Barker is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine in the School of Medicine and in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences in the School of Dentistry. Currently, she is also the Director of UCSF’s Center to Address Children’s Oral Health Disparities, known as CANDO. At the time of the research, Dr Horton also held an appointment at UCSF.

The Polgar Prize is awarded to a professional medical anthropologist for the best paper published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly during the most recent complete volume year.


Judith Barker


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