Faculty Profile for Dr. Emily K Brunson

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Dr. Emily K Brunson
Associate Professor — Anthropology
ELA 259
phone: (512) 245-8272

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Schoch-Spana, M. L., Brunson, E. K., Chandler, H. C., Gronvall, G. K., Ravi, S., Sell, T. K., & Shearer, M. P. (2018). Anticipated Communication Dilemmas Involving Medical Countermeasures in an Emergency. Public Health Reports, 133(4), 366–378.
  • Brunson, E. K., Mulligan, J., Andaya, E. L., Melo, M. A., & Sered, S. (2018). Unrequited Engagement: Misadventures in Advocating for Medicaid Expansion. American Anthropologist, 120(3), 601–609.
  • Martinez, H., & Brunson, E. K. (n.d.). Motivations for Whole Body Donation. Practicing Anthropology, 41(1), 7–11.
  • Brunson, E. K. (2017). “Texans Don’t Want Health Insurance”: Social Class and the ACA in a Red State. In Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (pp. 177–202). New York: NYU Press.
  • Brunson, E. K., & Sobo, E. J. (2017). Framing Childhood Vaccination in the USA: Getting Past Polarization in Public Discourse. Human Organization, 76(1), 38–47.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, University College, Texas State University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: NSF Research spotlight. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: American Dermatoglyphics Association Student Paper Award, Conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Anchorage, AK. 2006

Selected Grants

  • Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal). Ensuring Appropriate Public Use of Medical Countermeasures through Effective Emergency Communication, Food and Drug Administration, $61842. (Funded: 2014 - 2016). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K. Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: 2013 - 2015). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K. Library Research Grant, Texas State University, $1320. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal). The Role of Social Networks in Parents’ Decision-Making about their Children’s Vaccinations, $9028. (Funded: 2009 - 2010). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K. James Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, $3000. (Funded: 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
Capacity Catalyst
NSF Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Advisory Panel
Coordinator / Organizer
Texas Applied Anthropology Summit
Graduate Program Coordinator
Scholarship Committee