Carla Pezzia

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CARLA PEZZIA, Ph.D.

Research Interests: critical phenomenological approaches to the experience and recovery of mental illness and/or substance abuse; the psychological effects of violence in all its forms; access and barriers to mental health care throughout Latin America

Advisor: Dr. Jill Fleuriet

Degrees: B.A. University of North Texas (1998); MPH University of North Texas Health Science Center (2006)

Dissertation Topic: Shifts in identity amongst recovering alcoholics and addicts in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Publications:

Field C, Caetano R, Pezzia C. 2008. Process evaluation of serial screening criteria to identify injured patients that benefit from brief intervention: practical implications. Journal of Trauma 2008; 65: 736-740.

Pezzia C, Wallace T. 2008. The NC State University field school: Apprenticing ethnographic research in the Guatemalan Highlands. SfAA Newsletter 2008; 19(4): 17-19.

Pezzia C. 2009. One (not so straight) path to life as a medical anthropologist – Step two. SfAA Newsletter 2009; 20(1): 21-22.

Pezzia, C. 2006. Is an environmental health educational intervention sufficient to change behavior? Perceptions from an indigenous lake community in Guatemala. Master’s Thesis.

Email: carla.pezzia@gmail.com

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