M.Phil., Columbia Univ. (2004)
M.A., Univ. California-Los Angeles (1990)
M.P.H., Univ. California-Los Angeles (1990)
B.A., Univ. California-Los Angeles (1987)
Brian B. Johnson is a critical medical anthropologist, who specializes in the political economy of health and international community health. His area focus is on Latin America, primarily Bolivia, where he has lived and worked for several years. Brian’s field work there has included both academic research and professional efforts, concentrating on the social determinants of illness and health, indigenous political and sociocultural movements, multiculturalism and interculturality, and coloniality, decolonization, and postcolonialism. He also has long-term professional experience with international, national, and community based health and development programs in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Panama and Nicaragua. Most recently, Brian worked as the National Director of a rural primary health care program in Bolivia, implemented with the Ministry of Health, national and international non-governmental organizations, the Pan American Health Organization, and grassroots indigenous and social organizations.