Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Carl Kendall

Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info


  • B.A., Swarthmore College, Anthropology, 1969
  • M.A., University of Rochester, Anthropology
  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, Anthropology, 1974

Academic Experience

  • Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, 2011-2012
  • Senior Professor, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), 2006-
  • Professor, Tulane University, 2000-
  • Professor, London School of Hygiene and Medicine, 1998-2000
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1998-2000
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1993-1997
  • Adjunct Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, 1993-1998

Research & Teaching Specializations: Brazil; Haiti; Medical Anthropology; Monitoring and Evaluation; Research Methods, Health Disparities; HIV/AIDS; Leprosy

Related Experience

  • Principal Investigator, Tulane-Federal University of Ceará Ciencias sêm Fronteiras, “Inquérito Nacional de Saúde na População Penitenciária Feminina e de Servidoras Prisonais”
  • CAPES/CNPq Senior Researcher
  • Consultant, Brazil National AIDS Program, 1998, 2002-
  • Founder and Co-Director, Center for Global Health Equity, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 2007-
  • External Examiner, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculdade de Medicina, Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Médicas, 2007-
  • Consultant, HIV/AIDS Guatemala Strategy, USAID, Guatemala, 2002
  • Consultant, WHO/UNICEF Inter-Agency Task Team on Young People Meeting, Switzerland, 2002
  • Head of Unit, Maternal and Child Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Medicine, 1997-2000


  • Excellence in Research Award, Tulane University Board of Governors, 2003-2009
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, 2006-
  • Center for Disease Control Research Grants, 2000-2007
  • NIH/ National Institute of Drug Abuse Research Grant, 1998-2000
  • USAID Environmental Health Project Grant, 1997-1998
  • World Health Organization Grant, Ghana Health Seeking Behavior Project, 1997-2000


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “A pesquisa qualitativa em saúde.” With Kerr, Ligia. Revista Rene 14: 1061-1063.
  • 2013. “HIV among MSM in a large middle-income country.” With Kerr LR, Mota RS, Pinho Ade A, Mello MB, Guimarães MD, Dourado I, de Brito AM, Benzaken A, McFarland W, Rutherford G; HIVMSM Surveillance Group. AIDS 27(3): 427-435.
  • 2012. “Mycobacterium leprae in six-banded (Euphractus sexcinctus) and nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in northeast Brazil.” With Frota, C.C., Lima, L.N., et. al. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 107(Suppl 1):209-213
  • 2012. “Sociodemographic factors and health in a population of children living in families infected with HIV in Fortaleza and Salvador, Brazil.” With Cavalcante, M.S., Kerr, L.R.F.S., et al. Aids Care 10/15/2012. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2012.726343
  • 2012. “Travestis, an unexplored population at risk of HIV in a large metropolis of northeast Brazil: a respondent driven sampling survey.” With Martins, T.A., Kerr, L.R., et al. Aids Care 10/19/2012; DOI:10.1080/09540121.2012.726342
  • 2012. “HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Brazil.” With Kerr, L.R.F.S., et al. AIDS 10/2012
  • 2012. “Epidemiologia do HIV/Aids entre homens que fazem sexo com homens (HSH) no Brasil.” With Kerr, L.R.F.S., Mota, R.S. In Camila Castro; Francisco Pedrosa. Editors, volume 1, pp. 99-122. Rede SAGAS Brasil: interações preventivas com juventudes homossexuais, mulheres lésbicas e pessoas vivendo com HIV/AIDS, Fortaleza: GRAB

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: GCHB 6130 Formal Qualitative Methods, GCHB 7160 HIV Biological & Behavioral Surveillance in Hard to Reach Populations Using Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS)

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 12