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ISU Impact: Communivax Project and Medical Anthropology Certification

In this episode, hear about how local research directly impacts our Southeast Idaho communities. Dr. Liz Cartwright, Professor of Anthropology, joins Dean Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss the Communivax Project, a joint effort between Idaho State University researchers and John Hopkins University.

Also joining the discussion is senior Edgar Carrasco, who shares his student perspective of being part of the research team and the benefits of obtaining a Medical Anthropology Certificate.

This episode highlights standout work undertaken by ISU faculty and students in conjunction with local and national researchers and health professionals. They worked together to find ways to best serve members of the rural Latino/Hispanic population in Southeast Idaho during the Covid pandemic.

For more information about the Communivax Project, please visit

For information about the Medical Anthropology Certificate please email Dr. Liz Cartwright at

Kandi Turley-Ames began her journey at Idaho State University by graduating from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1990 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington State University in 1996. She is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Service for women in higher education administration. Her academic area of expertise includes memory and cognition. She has published numerous papers with colleagues and students on how strategies impact memory and higher cognitive abilities.