Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Eric Roth

Professor, Anthropology
University of Victoria
Tel: 250-721-7048 Box: P.O. Box 3050
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Eric Roth’s research has focused on the social epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, with research in Kenya and Canada exploring the interactions between cultural patterns and disease transmission. He is the author of the text, Culture, Biology and Anthropological Demography (Cambridge, 2004), and the co-editor with Elliot Fratkin (Smith College) of the book As Pastoralists Settle: Cultural, Health and Economic Consequences of Pastoral Sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya (Springer-Verlag, 2006). He has published in diverse peer-reviewed journals including American Anthropologist, Human Organization, Human Ecology, Culture, Health and Sexuality, International Journal of Drug Policy, Harm Reduction Journal, Drug and Alcohol Review, Sexual Research and Social Policy, Evolution and Human Behaviour and Health, Risk and Society. One current project includes a NIH-funded Center Grant (R24) linking the University of Washington, the University of Nairobi, and the University of Victoria in social epidemiology of female sex workers and their clients in the large informal settlement, or slum, called Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. Another, funded by NIH and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), focuses on the sexual behavior of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Vancouver, British Columbia in light of the provincial expansion of HAART. A third, funded by CIHR, will examine health consequences for HIV+ women across Canada.