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/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 – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- 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
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.
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
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.
ANT/PH/GLS 3410 Global Health
ANT 3400 Medicine, Health, and Society (Introduction to Medical Anthropology)
ANT 7995 Directed Study Health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
ANT 5700 Applied Anthropology Fall 2016, 2017, 2018
ANT 7680 Medical Anthropology I Winter 2017
ANT/PH/GLS 3410 Global Health Winter 2017, 2018
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
Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught