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Michael J. Montoya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Montoya's research is in the field of medical anthropology and the social and cultural studies of science and technology. Montoya has published in American Behavioral Scientist, 1999, Cultural Anthropology, 2007, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2007, Endocrine Today, 2007. His forthcoming book entitled "Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science and the Genetics of Inequality" explores the new conceptions of racial and ethnic groups formulated through genomic sciences and the social and political implications of biogenetic research models. His research interests include health disparities, the participation of ethnic populations in research, the US/Mexican border, social inequality and race theory. Montoya received doctoral research support from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Montoya’s research has also been funded by the NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and various intramural sources.

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