Jean Hunleth, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Hunleth seeks to understand the treatment of people suffering from infectious and chronic diseases and how families strategize diagnosis, care, and treatment within settings of adversity. She uses a range of qualitative, ethnographic, and community-based participatory research methods at the individual, family, community, and clinic levels. Her work has placed special emphasis on the stories and perspectives of people typically left out of health research. Dr. Hunleth has a strong focus on bringing research with, rather than just on, children into the public and global health sciences as well as drawing the attention of broader public audiences to the roles children play in health.