Mary Fechner

Mary Fechner is the Proposal Development Specialist for the Office of Research Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Fechner also co-facilitates the ISSR Scholars program, togteher with Dr. Naomi Gerstel (Sociology). She supports faculty in proposal development and faculty research development programs. Her research has focused on the cultural and social determinants of health in times of culture change.

Recent Publications:

  • “Berliners’ Models of Heart Disease Causation”
  • “Culture and Co-Morbidity in East and West Berliners”

Keywords: Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Social Determinants of Health, Comorbidity, Cardiac Health and Depression, Ethnography, Interpretive methods, Grounded theory, Mixed methods, Cross-cultural