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Paul Spicer, PHD

Professor of Anthropology, Director of Center for Applied Social Research

Paul Spicer is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and a Director at the University’s Center for Applied Social Research. He is an applied medical anthropologist who has been principal investigator on projects in addiction, child development, genomics, and cancer. This research has been funded by the Administration on Children and Families, numerous institutes at the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His current research focuses on health and social policy in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. He is a principal investigator of the Center on the Ethics of Indigenous Genomic Research, a National Human Genome Research Institute Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research. He is co-leader of the program in Cancer Prevention and Control at the Stephenson Cancer Center and director of Community Engagement and Outreach at the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources. He just completed a term as Editor in Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal and is President of the Board of Zero to Three, the nation’s leading organization for infants, toddlers, and their families.