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Amy Drassen Ham
Academic Instructor
College of Health Professions
Department of Public Health Sciences
Ahlberg Hall, Room 300A
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
67260-43
Phone: 316-978-5644
amy.ham
@wichita.edu

Amy Drassen Ham

Academic Instructor
College of Health Professions
Department of Public Health Sciences

Brief Bio

Dr. Amy Drassen Ham is a medical anthropologist with research interest in culturally-informed care. Her research and work examines how providers use cultural competency education in clinical and other health services. Dr. Drassen Ham's focus is evaluating and rethinking standard educational approaches to clinical cultural competency and better positioning person-centeredness in health services education.

Educational Background

University of Kansas, PhD
Anthropology, 2013

Wichita State University, MPH
Public Health, 2001

Wichita State University, MA
Anthropology, 1997

Wichita State University, BA
Anthropology, 1993

Major areas of research or creative activity

Cultural Competency Education
Risk Assessment
Health Disparities
Health Literacy
Culturally-informed Translation
Maternal and Infant Health

Major areas of teaching

Introduction to Public Health
Culture in Health and Health Care
Epidemiology
Cultural Competency
Program Planning and Evaluation
Environmental Health
Community Development Methods
Senior Capstone
Medical Anthropology

Major areas of service

Society for Applied Anthropology Fellow
Tilford Diversity Commission Fellow
Wichita State University Online Learning Faculty Fellow
College of Health Professions Inter-professional Education Workgroup
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer
Wichita State University Excellence in Teaching (2009)
Rodenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015)