Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Western Washington University
Department of Anthropology
Arntzen Hall 315
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9083

Office (360) 650-2290
Fax (360) 650-7668


Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2014


Sean Bruna, Ph.D.

Sean Bruna, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of New Mexico
M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, University of New Mexico
M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago
B.A. in Anthropology & Latin American Studies, University of Chicago


Research Statement

I am a medical anthropologist and use mixed-methods research to examine the intersections of identity and chronic disease. I have training in team science, inter/transdisciplinary research, comparative effectiveness research (CER), and community based participatory research (CBPR) in frontier, rural and urban settings. I recently accepted a position with the Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University.

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Recent Publications

Bruna, S., Cacari-Stone, L., Wilger, S., Cantor, J. and Guzman, C. The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy: The Example of Frontier New Mexico. 2014. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. For a complete list of publications please visit