The papers of noted medical professor and researcher Frederick L. Dunn document his career as a professor, medical doctor,
and anthropologist, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950-1980. Dunn is a scholar-practitioner who was instrumental
in the development of the fields of international health and anthropology in public health, formerly known as "tropical medicine,"
and his work has left lasting impressions on how it is continued to be practiced. The majority of Dunn's professional activities
documented here were in association with the University of California, San Francisco as a staff member for over 30 years and
the field research he completed in Southeast Asia relating to infectious disease.
Frederick L. Dunn (b. 1928) was a pioneer scholar-physician in the field of international health and anthropology in public
health, formerly known as "tropical medicine,” who worked primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Southeast Asia. His
research spans issues of global health, behavioral research, medical anthropology, epidemiology, and infectious disease. Dunn
advocated an interdisciplinary approach that has altered the course of research in global health. He was instrumental in identifying
and promoting the importance of human behavioral research in understanding infectious disease. Dunn’s theory of 'casual assemblages'
takes into account the social, political, cultural, and economic factors in the spread of communicable diseases within populations.
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