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Gilbert A. Quintero <gilbert.quintero[at]umontana.edu>
University of Montana
I am interested in sociocultural dimensions of illness, particularly the interplay between cultural values, social behavior, and disease processes. A majority of my research has centered on the study of alcohol and drug use, sexuality, and HIV transmission. Within this domain my research has included a wide range of activities, including the development of HIV and substance abuse prevention programs, the exploration of the social context of alcohol and drug use and sexual activity among Hispanic college students, the evaluation of prevention programs directed at minority populations and youth, and studies of cultural aspects of addiction among Hispanic and Native American men.
|Address:||University of Montana
Department of Anthropology
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812
|Primary Phone:||406 243-5825|
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-MedAnthro
Native American History / Studies
Research and Methodology
Research Associate Professor
University of New Mexico
Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of Arizona, PhD Cultural Anthropology (1997)
Northern Arizona Univ., MA Cultural Anthropology (1992)
The University of Texas at Austin, BA History (1987)
G. Quintero. Gender, Discord, and Illness: Navajo Philosophy and Healing in the Native American Church. The Journal of Anthropological Research 51:69-89 (1995).
G. Quintero and M. Nichter. The Semantics of Addiction. The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 28:219-228 (1996).
G. Quintero and A. Estrada. Cultural Models of Masculinity and Drug Use: “Machismo," Heroin, and Street Survival on the US-Mexico Border. Contemporary Drug Problems 25:147-168 (1998).
G. Quintero. Treatment and Remission. In Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences, S.J. Kunitz and J.E. Levy, eds. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 127-139 (2000).
G. Quintero. "The Lizard in the Green Bottle": "Aging Out" of Problem Drinking among Navajo Men. Social Science and Medicine 51: 1031-1045 (2000).
G. Quintero. Making the Indian: Colonial Knowledge, Alcohol, and the Native American. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 25:57-71 (2001).
G. Quintero. Nostalgia and Degeneration: The Moral Economy of Drinking in Navajo Society. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 16:1-16 (2002).
G. Quintero and S. Davis. Why Do Teens Smoke?: American Indian and Hispanic Adolescents’ Perspectives on Functional Values and Addiction. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 16:439-457 (2002).
M. Nichter, G. Quintero, Mimi Nichter, J. Mock and S. Shakib
Qualitative Research: Contributions to the Study of Drug Use, Drug Abuse, and Drug Use(r)-Related Interventions. Substance Use and Misuse 39:1907-1669 (2004).