2016, PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
2013, MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
2006, BA, Economics, William Smith College (Geneva, NY)
2006, BA, Modern Languages (German, Spanish), William Smith College (Geneva, NY)
Research Interests: Applied Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Food Security, Diet and Nutrition, Subjective Well-Being, Ethnographic Methods
Region: South Asia, Himalayan Region, Nepal Courses Taught: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Global Health: An Applied Perspective Nutritional Anthropology Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
Michelle Grocke is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in nutritional anthropology and applied medical anthropology. Her research focuses on the health outcomes of road development in Nepal Himalaya. Specifically, she studies the effects of rural development on food security, diet and nutritional change, and subjective well-being. Michelle is also interested in applying anthropological concepts and methods to fields outside of academia. Both prior to and during her career as an anthropologist, Michelle has worked in collaboration with government and non-government organizations on topics such as: microenterprise development, maternal and child health issues, nutrition assessment and supplementation, and gender equality in the workforce.