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Bradley P. Stoner, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine



Additional Titles

  • Medical Director, St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

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  • B.A.: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1981)
  • M.A., Bioanthropology: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1984)
  • M.A., Medical Anthropology: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1984)
  • Medical Degree: Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (1987)
  • Ph.D., Anthropology: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1989)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (1991)
  • Research Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1994)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Clinical Interests

Sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia), epidemiology, infectious diseases.

Research Interests

My research addresses issues at the interface of anthropology, medicine and public health. I am particularly concerned with the analysis of political and economic underpinnings of health and illness in cross-cultural perspectives, with a particular focus on domestic health issues. Other areas of interest include the study of health care access and decision-making, biomedicine as a cultural system, alternative/heterodox medical systems, culture-bound syndromes, and the role of anthropology in clinical and public health research. I have conducted field research in Peru and in urban North America.

I currently conduct research on socio-cultural aspects of sexually transmitted disease control in developed countries, including analysis of sex partner networks; perception of symptoms and health seeking responses; concordance and discordance in sexual partnerships; and the ethnography of community risk. I work with colleagues in medicine and public health using ethnographic approaches to specific issues in STD/HIV transmission. This work draws from advances in epidemiology and mathematical modeling, as well as medical anthropology.


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