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Mark ​Fleming, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health and Social Behavior


Professor Fleming specializes in critical approaches to social and structural determinants of health, housing and homelessness, mental health and substance use crisis response, and health care services and technology. His training is in anthropology and sociology and his work uses ethnographic, community-based participatory, and mixed methods.

Research Interests

  • Ethnography and qualitative methods
  • Stress and chronic disease
  • Social determinants of health and health disparities
  • Health systems research and healthcare access
  • Social difference, power and inequality
  • Criminal justice involvement as a determinant of health
  • Urban transportation


  • PhD – Medical Anthropology
    University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley
  • MS – Sociology
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA – Biology
    Oberlin College

Courses Taught

    • 203A
    • Theories of Health and Social Behavior
    • 219E
    • Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health Research