Julie Armin, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program


I am trained as a medical anthropologist and received my PhD from the University of Arizona's School of Anthropology in 2015. My goal is to improve healthcare and reduce health disparities for historically underserved populations using qualitative, multi-method and community-based methodologies. My research program is broadly focused on addressing gaps in cancer prevention and treatment for populations that have been historically marginalized due to hierarchies of race, gender, and social class. 

Cancer Focus

I have examined how the experience of cancer care is influenced by immigration status, social class, and gender. My current work centers on the practices of advance care planning among English and Spanish-speaking people living with cancer and their providers, and improving access to cancer care for people with disabilities.