Faculty Profile for Dr. Emily K Brunson

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Brunson, E. K., Rohde, R. E., & Fulton, L. V. (2021). College students’ willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccines. Journal of American College Health.
  • Brunson, E. K., Chialdini, R., Viswanath, K., & Berwick, D. (2021). Communication strategies for building confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Brunson, E. K., Schoch-Spana, M., Carnes, M., Hosangadi, D., Long, R., Ravi, S., … Veenema, T. G. (2021). Carrying equity in COVID-19 vaccination forward: Guidance informed by communities of Color. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
  • Schoch-Spana, M., Brunson, E. K., Hosangadi, D., Long, R., Ravi, S., Taylor, M., … Veenema, T. G. (2021). Equity in vaccination: A plan to work with communities of Color toward COVID-19 recovery and beyond. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
  • Mulligan, J. M., & Brunson, E. K. (2020). Structures of resentment: On feeling—and being—left behind by health care reform. Cultural Anthropology, 35(2), 317–343.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2021
  • 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, National Science Foundation. 2012

Selected Grants

  • Schoch-Spana, Monica Lynn (Co-Principal), Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal). CommuniVax 2.0, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $500000. (Funded: November 2021 - August 2022). Grant.
  • Schoch-Spana, Monica Lynn (Co-Principal), Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal). The Community’s Role in an Equitable and Effective COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout, The Rockefeller Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $500000. (Funded: January 2021 - December 2021). Grant.
  • Schoch-Spana, Monica Lynn (Co-Principal), Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal). The Community’s Role in an Equitable and Effective COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2000000. (Funded: November 2020 - October 2021). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K (Co-Principal), Schoch-Spana, Monica Lynn (Co-Principal). Readying Populations for the COVID-19 Vaccine, CONVERGE, National Science Foundation, Federal, $1000. (Funded: May 2020 - December 2020). Grant.
  • Brunson, Emily K. Vaccination Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors among College Students, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2019 - October 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Academic Program Review Committee
2021-Present
Chair
Cultural Anthropology Search Committee
2021-Present
Chair
Texas Applied Anthropology Summit (TAAS) Planning Committee
2021-Present
Member
COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Committee
2020-Present
Member
Family Campaign
2019-Present