Jonathan Stillo

Jonathan Stillo

Assistant Professor

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jonathan.stillo@wayne.edu

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Jonathan Stillo

Department

Anthropology

Dr. Jonathan Stillo is a medical anthropologist and an Assistant Professor who teaches Anthropology and Public Health at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His work and passion focuses on using anthropological and global health approaches to reduce human suffering in the world. He has received research grants from the US National Science Foundation, The US Department of State, Fulbright-Hays, and The Social Science Research Council, among others.  Since 2006, Jonathan has been researching tuberculosis (TB) in Romania—including living at a Romanian TB sanatorium for several months and interviewing hundreds of patients over the course of more than five years living in Romania. His research focuses on the social, economic and structural aspects of TB, particularly antibiotic resistant varieties. Jonathan has served as an International Expert on the World Health Organization teams that conducted the 2014 review of Romania’s national TB program, as well as the TB program review in Republic of Moldova in 2013. In 2016, he was the lead author of an ECDC supported proposal for introducing integrated, community based support for people with TB in Romania. He is Vice-Chair of the TB Europe Coalition and a member of the Global TB Community Advisory Board. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Tuberculosis, Infectious Disease, Antibiotic Resistant Infections, Health and Human Rights, Social Determinants of Health,  Health Systems, Development, Postsocialism, Romania

Education

  • PhD Anthropology City University of New York Graduate Center 2017
  • M.Phil Anthropology City University of New York Graduate Center 2008
  • BA Anthropology Central Connecticut State University 2003

Selected publications

 

2018 World Health Organization (coauthor).Ambulatory Care and Infectiousness in Tuberculosis. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Available online at: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/tuberculosis/publications/2018/ambulatory-care-and-infectiousness-in-tuberculosis-2018

 
2017. Reuter, Anja, Phumeza Tisile, Dalene von Delft, Helen Cox, Vivian Cox, Lucica Ditiu, Antonio Garcia-Prats, Serena Koenig, Erica Lessem, Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, James A. Seddon, Jonathan Stillo, Arne von Delft, Jennifer Furin. “The Devil We Know: Is the Use of Injectable Agents for the Treatment of MDR-TB Justified?” The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 21. 11 (2017): 1114-1126. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iuatld/ijtld/2017/00000021/00000011/art00006
 
2017. Ndishimye, Pacifique, Bianka Domokos, Jonathan Stillo, Fouad Seghrouchni, Oulaya Mrabet, Daniela Homorodean, Carmen Monica Pop, and Abderrahim Sadak. “Risk Factors for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Romania: A Matched Case - Control Study”. Clujul Medical. 90. 1 (2017): 54-59. Print.   
 
2017. Voitzwinkler, Fanny, Paul Sommerfeld, Jonathan Stillo, Nonna Turusbekova, Safarali Naimov, Ksenia Schchenina, Oxana Rucsineanu, and Yuliya Chorna. “Moving to People Centered Care: Achieving Better TB Outcomes” Guide for People-Centered TB Care Produced by TB Europe Coalition and Alliance for Public Health as part of the Global Fund Grant to the WHO Europe Office and Eastern Europe and Central Asian Countries (TB-REP) http://www.tbcoalition.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TBEC-brochure-on-PCC_EN_final.pdf
 
2017. Stillo, Jonathan and Nonna Turusbekova. Romanian Integrated Community Support Services for Tuberculosis. Prepared for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the Romanian National TB Control Program. ECDC, 2017. http://stop-tb.ro/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Romania-Integrated-Community-Based-TB-Support-Services-FINAL-2.pdf
 
2016. Stillo, Jonathan. “Unknown Unknowns: Poverty and Tuberculosis in Romania”. Europe Now Journal. 1 (2016). Web. <http://www.europenowjournal.org/2016/10/31/unknown-unknowns-poverty-and-tuberculosis-in-romania/>
 
2015.   Stillo, Jonathan. “‘We Are the Losers of Socialism:’ The Limits of Bio-Citizenship and the Future of Care in Romania”. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. 24(1) pp 132-140.
 
2015.   Lessem, Erica, Helen Cox, Colleen Daniels, Jennifer Furin, Lindsay McKenna, Carole D. Mitnick, Thato Mosidi, Caitlin Reed, Barbara Seaworth, Jonathan Stillo, Phumeza Tisile, and Dalene von Delft. “Access to New Medications for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Patient, Provider and Community Perspectives”. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 32(1) pp 56-60. http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(14)01729-9/abstract
 
2015.   World Health Organization (co-author). Review of the National Tuberculosis Programme in Romania, 10-21 March 2014. Geneva: World Health Organization. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/269269/Review-of-the-national-tuberculosis-programme-in-Romania.pdf
 
2014.   Stillo, Jonathan. “TB in Romania: For Patients Waiting for XDR-TB Treatment in Romania, Someday Never Comes”. TB Europe Coalition. Available online at http://www.tbcoalition.eu/2014/07/03/for-patients-waiting-for-xdr-tb-treatment-in-romania-someday-never-comes/

2013   World Health Organization (co-author). Review of the National Tuberculosis Programme in the Republic of Moldova, 4-15 February 2013. Geneva: World Health Organization. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/236154/e96959.pdf?ua=1

2013.   Diel, Roland, Joris Vandeputte, Gerard de Vries, Jonathan Stillo, Maryse Wanlin, and Albert Nienhaus. “Costs of Tuberculosis Disease in the EU - A Systematic Analysis and Cost Calculation”. European Respiratory Journal. 43(2) pp 554-565. 
 
2012.   Stillo, Jonathan. “Who Cares for the Caregivers: Romanian Women’s Experiences with Tuberculosis”. Anthropology Now.  4(1) pp 10-17.
 
2012.   Stillo, Jonathan. “An Obituary for Iulian, a Romanian XDR-TB Patient, Husband, Father and My Friend”. Cacophony: Communication across the Curriculum. Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute. Available online at http://cac.ophony.org/2012/05/29/an-obituary-for-iulian-a-romanian-xdr-tb-patient-husband-father-and-my-friend/
 
2012.   Stillo, Jonathan. “‘All My Problems Started with Tuberculosis:’ An Ethnographic Analysis of Treatment Failure in Romania”. IREX Scholar Research Brief. Available online at http://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/Stillo-%20Final%20Research%20Brief-%20Revised.pdf
 
2012.   Stillo, Jonathan. “Socially Incurable Tuberculosis: Romania’s Incurable, Curable Disease” (in Romanian). CriticAtac. Available online at http://www.criticatac.ro/19747/tuberculoz-socialmente-incurabil-incurabila-boal-curabil-romaniei/
 

2011. Stillo, Jonathan. “The Romanian Tuberculosis Epidemic as a Symbol of Public Health”. Romania under Băsescu: Aspirations, Achievements, and Frustrations during His First Presidential Term. Ed. Ronald F. King and Paul E. Sum. Lantham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. Print.

 

Currently teaching

  • (Spring/Summer 2019)

    ANT 7995 Directed Study in Medical Anthropology 

    (Fall 2019)

    ANT 5700 Applied Anthropology

    ANT 7680 Medical Anthropology I 

    ANT 3990 Directed Study in Global Health

     

     

Courses taught

ANT 5700 Applied Anthropology Fall 2016, 2017, 2018

ANT 7680 Medical Anthropology I Winter 2017

ANT/PH/GLS 3410 Global Health Winter 2017, 2018, 2019

ANT 3400 Introduction to Medical Anthropology (Medicine, Health, and Society) Winter 2018, 2019

ANT 7605 Global Health Equity (Seminar in Problems and Concepts in Medical Anthropology) Fall 2018

ANT  7995 Directed Study The Anthropology of Development Fall 2017

 ANT 7995 Directed Study Health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Winter 2019

 

Incremental coursework

  •  N/A

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

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