Dr. Shana Harris is a cultural and medical anthropologist with a long-standing interest in drug use and “addiction”, health politics and interventions, and science, technology, and medicine in Latin America and the United States. She has conducted research on these topics in a variety of contexts, including projects on harm reduction and drug policy in Argentina, medication-assisted treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in Colombia, and heroin use and recovery in Scotland. Her current research focuses on medical travel and psychedelic-based drug addiction treatment in Mexico as well as the implementation of harm reduction programs in Florida.

Working with Dr. Harris:

Shana Harris
Dr. Harris is committed to advising and mentoring students in research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. To support independent research, she works closely with her students to develop their skills in proposal and grant writing, data collection and analysis, and manuscript writing. She also works with students to publish their research and present at professional conferences. She encourages students to contact her at shana.harris@ucf.edu to discuss their interests.

Dr. Harris is looking for students interested in:

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Health and culture
  • Illness experiences
  • Drug use and “addiction”
  • Healthcare and medical interventions
  • Global and public health
  • Science and technology
  • Latin America