Carina Heckert

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Carina Heckert
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Heckert's areas of interest include global health, gender and sexuality, violence and health, immigration, and ethnographic research methods. Her book Fault Lines of Care: Gender, HIV, and Global Health in Bolivia (Rutgers University Press, 2018) examines the ways that global health HIV interventions continue to leave people behind, despite promises of providing universal access to HIV care. She has also conducted research on the mental health needs of Latina immigrants who are survivors of intimate partner violence; HIV risk in Dallas, TX; and ways to improve healthcare services for Burmese refugees in Dallas, TX. Her current research explores the intersections of maternal health and mental health among immigrant border residents during a period of heightened fears of deportation. Her research has been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She has also conducted consultancy work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.


  1. Gender Based Violence
  2. Bolivia
  3. Gender and Sexuality
  4. Medical Anthropology
  5. Global Health

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