Clarence Gravlee

Clarence (Lance) Gravlee, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, where he also holds affiliate appointments in the Center for Latin American Studies, the African American Studies Program, and the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health. Dr. Gravlee is a medical anthropologist who takes a critical biocultural approach to health and human development.  His research focuses on the social and cultural context of racial inequalities in health, with an emphasis on stress and racism in the African Diaspora. Dr. Gravlee is Editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and received the 2010 Rudolph Virchow Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology for his paper, “How Race Becomes Biology: Embodiment of Social Inequality.”