Department of Anthropology U-176
8/23/06 - Professor, University
of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology
1993 Ph.D. Anthropology. State
University of New York, Buffalo, New York.
1988 Dr.P.H. Public Health. University
of California, Los Angeles, California.
1981 M.P.H. Public Health. University of California, Los Angeles.
1977 M.A. Anthropology. State University of New York, Buffalo.
1973 B.A. Anthropology. Minor
Psychology. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Major Research Interests
Anthropology: medical anthropology, ethnomedicine, human reproduction, population, gender, political economy
Ethnology: ethnic minorities in the United States, Latin America, Amazonia, India, Philippines
Methodology: applications of qualitative and quantitative research methods
Public Health: health disparities, syndemics
theory, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, youth
risk-taking behavior, HIV/AIDS and STIs, international health
Singer, Merrill C., Pamela I. Erickson, Louise Badiane, Rosemary Diaz, Dugeidy Ortiz, traci Abraham, and Anna Marie Nicolaysen 2006. Syndemics, Sex, and the City: understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Social and Cultural Context. Social Science and Medicine 63(8):2010-2021.
Kaplan, Celia P., Merrill Eisenberg, Pamela I. Erickson, Lori Crane, and Susan Duffy 2005. Barriers to Breast Abnormality Follow-up: Minority, Low-Income Patients' and Their Providers' Views. Ethnicity and Disease 15(4):720-726.
Kaplan, Celia P., Pamela I. Erickson, and María Juarez-Reyes 2002. Acculturation, Gender Role Orientation, and Reproductive Risk-Taking Behavior among Latina Adolescent Family Planning Clients. Journal of Adolescent Research 17(2):103-122.
Kaplan, Celia P., Pamela I. Erickson, Susan L, Stewart, and Lori A. Crane 2001. Young Latinas and Abortion: The Role of Cultural Factors, Reproductive Behavior, and Alternative Roles to Motherhood. Health Care for Women International 22(7):667-68.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Celia P. Kaplan 2000. Maximizing Qualitative Responses About Smoking in Structured Interviews. Qualitative Health Research 10(6):829-840.
Erickson, Pamela I. 1998-99. Cultural Factors Affecting the Negotiation of First Sexual Intercourse among Latina Adolescent Mothers. International Quarterly of Community Health Education 18(1):121-137. , 1998-99.
Bastani, Roshan, Pamela I. Erickson, Alfred Marcus, Annette E. Maxwell, Frank J. Capell, Howard Freeman, and Kang X. Yan 1996. AIDS-Related Attitudes and Risk Behaviors: A Survey of a Random Sample of California Heterosexuals. Preventive Medicine 25:105-117.
Devin, Robin B. and Pamela I. Erickson, 1996. The Influence of Male Care Givers on Child Health in Rural Haiti. Social Science and Medicine 43(4): 479-488.
Erickson, Pamela I. 1996. Contraceptive Methods: Do Hispanic Adolescents and Their Family Planning Care Providers Think about Contraceptive Methods the Same Way? Medical Anthropology 17(1):65-82.
Erickson, Pamela I., Roshan Bastani, Annette E. Maxwell, Alfred C. Marcus, Frank J. Capell, and Kang X. Yan, 1995. The Prevalence of Anal Sex Among Heterosexuals in California and Its Relationship to Other AIDS Risk Behaviors. AIDS Education and Prevention 7(6):477-493.
Erickson, Pamela I. 1994. Lessons from a Repeat Pregnancy Prevention Program for Hispanic Teen Mothers in East Los Angeles. Family Planning Perspectives 26(4):174-178.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Andrea J. Rapkin 1991. Unwanted Sexual Experiences Among Middle and High School Students. Journal of Adolescent Health Care 12(4):319-325.
Rapkin, Andrea J. and Pamela I. Erickson 1990. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Ethnic Differences in Knowledge and Risk Factors among Women in an Urban Family Planning Clinic. AIDS 4(9):889-899.
Moore, Dianne S. and Pamela I. Erickson 1985. Age, Gender and Ethnic Differences in Sexual and Contraceptive Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior. Journal of Family and Community Health 8(3):38-51.
Moore, Dianne S., Pamela I. Erickson, and Margaret Wurgel 1984. Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: the Role of the Nurse,. Topics in Clinical Nursing 1:72-82.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Stephen Beckerman 1975. Population Determinants in the Andaman Islands. Mankind 10(2):105-107.
Erickson, Pamela I. 1998. Latina Adolescent Childbearing in East Los Angeles. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1998.
Erickson, Pamela I. 2006. The Role of Romantic Love in Sexual Initiation and the Transition to Parenthood among Immigrant and U.S.-Born Latino Youth in East Los Angeles. In Jennifer S. Hirsch and Holly Wardlow (Eds.), Modern Loves. The Anthropology of Romantic Courtship and Companionate Marriage. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 118-134.
Erickson, Pamela I. 2004. The Waorani. In Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, Volume II. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 947-955.
Erickson, Pamela I. 2003. Cultural Factors Affecting the Negotiation of First Sexual Intercourse among Latina Adolescent Mothers. In M. Idalí Torres and George P. Cernada (Eds.), Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion in Latino Populations. Parteras, Promotoras, y Poetas. Case Studies across the Americas. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, pp. 63-79.
Logback, Judy, Luci L. Fernandes, Pamela I. Erickson, Michelle Cote, and Heather Lloyd 2002. Economic Alternatives Protect the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. In John R. Stepp, Felice S. Wyndham, and Rebecca Zarge (Eds.), Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity: Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Ethnobiology. Athens, GA: The International Society of Ethnobiology, pp. 123-136.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Celia P. Kaplan 1998. Latinas and Abortion. In Linda J. Beckman and S. Marie Harvey (Eds.),The New Civil War: The Psychology, Culture, and Politics of Abortion,. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 133-155.
Faculty of the UCLA School of Public Health, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Your Life, Berkeley: Earth Works Press, 1992. (Contributor)
Erickson, Pam Love Sustains Young Mothers - So Should Society. The Hartford Courant, February 14, 2000.
Working Papers and Conference Proceedings
Erickson, Pamela I. 1990. Chapter 2. Improving the Use of Perinatal Services among Latinas in Los Angeles County and Chapter 3. Combating School-Age Pregnancy among Latinos in Los Angeles. Tomás Rivera Center Working Papers and Task Force Report on Improving the Delivery of Health and Social Services to Latina Immigrant Women and Children in Los Angeles County. Tomás Rivera Center and the Ford Foundation, 1990.
Erickson, Pamela I., Susan C.M. Scrimshaw, and Dianne S. Moore 1986. Teen/Adult Differences in Knowledge of Birth, Anxiety about Labor and Delivery, and Birth Outcome Among Mexican Women in Los Angeles. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of the Confederation of Midwives, 1986.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Susan C.M. Scrimshaw 1985-86. Contraceptive Knowledge and Intentions Among Latina Teenagers Experiencing Their First Birth. Los Angeles: UCLA Institute for Social Science Research, Working Papers in the Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Moore, Dianne S., Margaret Wurgel and Pamela I. Erickson 1984. Male and Female Sexual and Contraceptive Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of 13-19 Year Old Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians Living in Los Angeles, U.S.A., Proceedings of the International Confederation of Midwives, 20th Congress, Sydney, Australia, 1984, pp. 440-448.
Erickson, Pamela I. 2002. Review of: Integrating Behavioral and Social Sciences With Public Health, by Neil Schneiderman, Marjorie A. Speers, Julia M. Silva, Henry Tome, and Jacquelyn H. Gentry, eds. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 16(2):249-250.
Erickson, Pamela I. 1997. Review of: Illegitimacy and Social Structures: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Nonmarital Birth, by Lewellyn Hendrix. Westport CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. Contemporary Sociology 26(5): 608.
Erickson, Pamela I. Revenge, Bride Capture, and Gender Strategies for Survival among the Waorani. In Stephen J. Beckerman and Paul Valentine (Eds.), Revenge in Amazonia. University of Florida Press.
Erickson, Pamela I. and Marcia Mayfield (Eds.), Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health among Filipino Youth: Research-Based Interventions for Male Involvement. (Book length, on line publication of EngenderHealth, New York, http://www.engenderhealth.org/)
Erickson, Pamela I. and Ann M. Cheney. Silicone Seduction: Are Cosmetic Breast Implants Killer Commodities? In Merrill Singer and Hans Baer (Eds.), Killer Commodities: A Critical Anthropological Examination of Corporate Products and Public Health. (under review, AltaMira Press)
Singer, Merrill and Pamela I. Erickson.
Dangerous Toys for Girls and Boys. In Merrill Singer and Hans Baer (Eds.),
Killer Commodities: A Critical Anthropological Examination of Corporate
Products and Public Health. (under review, AltaMira Press)
Professional Experience and Consulting
1979-82 and 1985-86
Service In Professional Organizations
Editor, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Society for Medical Anthropology, January 2003 – December 2006.
Governing Council, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Section, American Public Health Association, November 2002 - November 2005.
Secretary, Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive
Health Section, American Public Health Association, November 2000 - November
Phi Beta Kappa
Languages and Computer Skills
Spanish - good