Contact Information:

  Department of Anthropology
  1 Normal Avenue
  Montclair State University
  Montclair, NJ 07003
  E-mail: solerm@mail.montclair.edu; 

I am an anthropologist and hold a Master's degree in public health. My research has focused on Afro- Brazilian religious groups in Bahia, Brazil and ranchero communities in the high deserts oases of Baja Caliornia Sur, Mexico. I also recently conducted a qualitative evaluation of a maternal and child health intervention in Ha Nam province, Vietnam.

My current concerns
center on the intersection of cultural difference, social inclusion, and public health with an emphasis on urban and transitional populations. Topics of particular interest are the epidemiological transition, maternal and reproductive health, and cross-cultural understandings of mental health.