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L. Lewis Wall

Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Selina Okin Kim Conner Professor in Arts and Sciences for Medical Anthropology
DPhil, Oxford University
MD, University of Kansas
Master of Bioethics, Monash University
research interests:
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
  • Medical Ethics
  • Birthing
  • West Africa

contact info:

office hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

mailing address:

  • CB 1114
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Professor Wall's research interests involve the intersection of biology and culture, with particular reference to women’s reproductive health. 

Wall is particularly interested in the social and clinical aspects of reproductive health problems in developing countries and has been actively involved in a variety of clinical projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, and Niger. 

In addition to the clinical work with the College of Health Sciences, Wall is engaged in a large collaborative project to improve the lives of adolescent schoolgirls in Ethiopia. The Menstrual Dignity Project is a collaborative effort between Mekelle University, the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products Factory, and a St. Louis-based non-profit charity called Dignity Period. 

For more information, visit L. Lewis Wall's department profile


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