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T.S. Harvey

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2003 University of Virginia

Office: 1323 Watkins Hall
Phone: (951) 286-7199
E-mail: tsharvey@ucr.edu

Professor Harvey's multidisciplinary work is grounded in the fields of medical and linguistic anthropology and focuses on environmental health and global public health with geographical areas of specialization in Guatemala, the United States, and Mexico. His work on language and communication in health care, risk reduction, and environmental protection range from micro analyses of doctor-patient interactions, to macro analyses of communication in public health campaigns, through applied research in the areas of physician education and international collaborations on crisis management, risk communication, and disaster relief efforts, and into the collaborative development of neighborhood approaches to risk reduction, disaster prevention, and environmental protection.

Dr. Harvey is also a member of “One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society,” a UC Riverside and UC Davis Center of Expertise (COE) within the University of California Global Institute (UCGI).


Harvey, T.S. (2016) Cultural Issues and Linguistic. Complications in Health. Communication. International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition, Volume 6.

Harvey, T.S. (2015) Muddying the Waters: Protection, Public Participation, and Ambiguity in the Language of Pollution in the Great Lakes. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Journal of Culture & Agriculture. December, Volume 37 (2).

Harvey, T.S. (2013) Wellness Beyond Words : Maya Compositions of Speech and Silence in Medical Care. University of New Mexico Press.

Harvey, T.S. (2012) Cyanobacteria Blooms: Maya Peoples between the Politics of Risk and the Threat of Disaster. Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 31, pp. 477–496

Harvey, T.S. (2011) Maya Mobile Medicine: The 'Other' Public Health. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 25:1. 2011

Sepehri, Diana S. and T.S. Harvey. Osteopathic Summer Preceptorship in Guatemala: Hands-On Cultural Competency. In California DO: The Journal of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California. Fall 2009

Harvey, T.S. "Where there is no Patient: An Anthropological Treatment of a Biomedical Category." Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry Dec 32(4):577-606. 2008

Harvey, T.S. "Cultural Issues in Health Communication." International Encyclopedia of Public Health Vol 2, San Diego Academic Press. Pp 60-65. 2008

Harvey, T.S. "Humbling, Frightening, and Exalting: An Experiential Acquaintance with Maya Healing" in Anthropology and Humanism, Vol. 31(1). 2006

Harvey, T.S. Ipseity, Alterity, and Community: The Tri-unity of K'iche' Maya Healing Zygon, vol. 41, no. 4. 2006