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

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2014-
  • 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

  • Field Work (Brazil), FIOCRUZ, Family Health Strategy of Ceara, 2016
  • Field Work (Brazil), Department of Science and Tecnology (DECIT), “Mais Médicos”(More Physicians) Program in Rural Settlements, 2015
  • Field Work (Brazil), UNESCO, RDS among MSM in 12 cities in Brazil, 2015
  • 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


  • Building Haiti’s Capacity in Monitoring and Evaluation, CDC PEPFAR, non-PEPFAR, 2009-2014
  • 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

  • 2017. “Presence of Mycobacterium leprae genotype 4 in environmental waters in Northeast Brazil.” Macedo, M.L.B., Holanda, M.V., Lima, L.N.C., Sabadia, J.A.B., Duarte, C.R., Almeida, R.L. F., Kendall, C., Kerr, L.R.F.S., Frota, C.C. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v.50, p. 216-222.
  • 2017. “Percepções de mulheres profissionais do sexo sobre acesso do teste HIV: incentivos e barreiras.” Sousa, R.M.R.B., Frota, M.M.A., Castro, C., Kendall, C., Kerr, L.R.F.S. Saúde em Debate, v. 41, p. 513-525.
  • 2017. “Hazardous alcohol use among transwomen in a Brazilian city.” Kerr-Correa, F., Pinheiro, F.M.J., Martins, T.A., Costa, D.L., Macena, R.H., Mota, R.M., Yaegaschi, M.Y., Carneiro, K.L., Kendall, C., Kerr, L.R. Cad. Saude Publica 33, e00008815.
  • 2016. “Intrapatient comparison of Mycobacterium leprae by VNTR analysis in nasal secretions and skin biopsy in a Brazilian leprosy endemic region.” Lima, L.N., Kendall , C., Fontes, A.N., Li, W., Suffys, P.N., D Vissa, V., Mota, R.M., Almeida, R.L., Pontes, M.A., Alves, H.D.S.G., Frota, C.C. Leprosy Review 87, 486-500.
  • 2016. “Risk factors associated with resistance to HIV testing among transwomen in Brazil.” Pinheiro Junior, F.M., Kendall, C, Martins, T.A., Mota, R.M., Macena, R.H., Glick, J., Kerr-Correa, F., Kerr, L. AIDS Care 28, 92-97.

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