I am an anthropologist studying health care in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. My research and teaching interests include public health, the body, mental illness, homelessness, and aging; the anthropology of citizenship and political activism; and Latin American and Caribbean studies. For over ten years, I have conducted ethnographic research in urban Venezuela, Cuba, and the United States.

Through my research I analyze the relationships between political ideologies, health systems, and experiences of bodies, medicine, and subjectivity.

I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Saint Louis University.

My email address is cooperae[at]slu[dot]edu.