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Carl Kendall, PhD


Carl Kendall


Dr. Kendall, a medical anthropologist, is a former acting chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences and in the Department of International Health. He was an associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where he founded the Center for International Community-Based Health Research. Dr. Kendall is a Fulbright Senior Fellow, CNPq Senior Researcher, and served on three Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences panels. He served on the governing council of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Kendall has extensive international project and research experience, having worked in more than 40 countries on child survival, AIDS, and vector-borne diseases, primarily focusing on monitoring and evaluation. In 2013-2018, he was awarded a Science without Frontiers award from the Brazilian government to train Brazilian students at Tulane and to encourage collaboration among Brazilian and Tulane students and researchers. This collaboration continues through the CNPq Visiting Professorship that Dr. Kendall holds in the Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará. Currently, Dr. Kendall is working with collaborators on a range of projects in Brazil centered around emerging and neglected diseases in vulnerable populations such as Zika, COVID-19, and leprosy, as well as intervention development incorporating anthropology to encourage adolescent MSM in Fortaleza to use PEP and PrEP and to develop strategies to address trafficking and abuse among underage female sex workers in Recife.