Jean Scandlyn

Jean Scandlyn
Ph.D. • Clinical Professor
Department of Anthropology

Mailing Address:
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 103
PO Box 173364 
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Office Hours:
By appointment

Jean Scandlyn, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado, downtown Denver campus. A medical anthropologist, her research interests focus on adolescence and early adulthood, migration and health care in American society, and global health with a focus on South America. Jean has completed a variety of community-based studies using qualitative methods and, with colleague Sarah Hautzinger and students at Colorado College and UCD has just completed an ethnographic study of the effects of multiple deployments on soldiers, their families, and the community of Colorado Springs. As a Fulbright scholar, she led collaborative workshops on qualitative research methods with staff of health-related non-governmental organizations in Bolivia and has served as a consultant on health-related qualitative research projects in Botswana and Guatemala. With Dr. John Brett in the Department of Anthropology she has led field schools on research methods in health in rural Ecuador and Guatemala.

1993 Ph.D. Columbia University, Anthropology

1989 M.Phil. Columbia University, Anthropology

1987 M.A. Columbia University, Anthropology

1985 M.S.N. University of California San Francisco, International and Cross-Cultural Nursing

1978 B.S.N. Columbia University, Nursing

1975 B.A. Middlebury College, Religion

Scandlyn, Jean N., and Sarah Hautzinger
Forthcoming. "'It's Not Okay': War's Toll on Health Brought Home to Communities and Environments Owning War's Labyrinth." In War and Health. Catherine Lutz and Andrea Mazzarino, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Coleman-Minahan, Kate, and Jean Scandlyn
2016 "The Role of Older Siblings in the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Mexican-origin Young Women." Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Hautzinger, Sarah, and Jean N. Scandlyn
2016 "Military Families: The Long Journey Home." In Reflecting on America. Clare Boulanger, ed. 2nd ed. New York and London: Routledge.

Scandlyn, Jean N., and Sarah Hautzinger
2015 "Victim/Volunteer": Heroes versus Perpetrators and the Weight of US Servicemembers' Pasts in Iraq and Afghanistan." In The Figure of the Perpetrator in Post-Conflict Fiction, Reportage, and Discourse. Eleni Coundouriotis, Samuel Martínez, Glenn Mitoma, and Cathy Schlund-Vials, eds. Special Issue of The International Journal for Human Rights 19(5): 555-571.

Scandlyn, Jean N., and Sarah Hautzinger
2015 "Collective Reckoning with the Post-9/11 Wars on a Colorado Homefront." Invited paper for Costs of War project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

Hautzinger, Sarah, and Jean Scandlyn (co-authors)
2014 Beyond Post-Traumatic Stress: Homefront Struggles with the Wars on Terror. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Scandlyn, Jean N., and Sarah Hautzinger
2013 "Playing Set© to Discover Qualitative Data Analysis." The Qualitative Report. 18(Article T&L 4):1-13.

Scandlyn, Jean, Deborah S.K. Thomas, and John Brett
2012  "Theoretical Framing of World Views, Values, and Structural Dimensions of Disasters." In Social Vulnerability to Disasters. Brenda D. Phillips, Deborah Thomas, Alice Fothergill, and William Lovekamp, editors. 2nd edition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

Scandlyn, Jean N.
2012  "The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder." Review for The Canon series. Anthropology and Medicine.

Scandlyn, Jean N. and Heidi M. Grove-Voiles
2009a "Extending Support to Disadvantaged Urban Youth in Young Adulthood." Working Papers. Denver, CO: Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver.

Scandlyn, Jean N.
2009b "Multiple Arrivals: Narratives of Hope and Promise among Inner City Youth." The Applied Anthropologist 29(2):135-142.

Scandlyn, Jean N.
2009  "Local Conflicts, Global Forces: Fighting for Public Education in a New York Suburb." In Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology. Kathleen Fine-Dare and Stephen Rubenstein, eds. Pp. 171-210. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.

Green, Tyler, Heidi Green, Jean Scandlyn, and Andrew Kestler
2009 "Perceptions of Short-term Medical Volunteer Work in Guatemala: A Qualitative Study." Globalization and Health5(4), Electronic Journal.

Scandlyn, Jean N, Suzanne Discenza, and James Van Leeuwen
2008 "Integrating Interventions: Outreach and Research among Street Youths in the Rockies." In Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control and Empowerment in the New Millennium. Michael Flynn and David C. Brotherton, eds. Pp. 235-261. New York: Columbia University Press.

Scandlyn, Jean N., John Brett, and Sharry Erzinger
2008 "Practicing Fieldwork: The Transformational Value of a Collaborative Ethnographic Field School in Ecuador." The Applied Anthropologist 28(2):204-216.

Theoretical Perspectives in Health and Behavioral Sciences I

Introduction to Public Health

Perspectives in Global Health (co-taught with Dr. Sheana Bull from the Colorado School of Public Health)

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Medical Sociology

Field Experience in Sustainable Development and Health in Guatemala

Field Experience in Sustainable Development and Health in Ecuador

Health, Culture, and Society

Human Migration: Nomads, Sojourners, and Settlers

Culture of Development and Globalization

Culture and the Human Experience

Cultural Diversity in the Modern World