Dr. Rattray is a medical anthropologist with expertise in social determinants of health, disability, health communication, and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Arizona and has conducted fieldwork in the United States and in South America. Dr. Rattray’s current research aims to improve community reintegration and rehabilitation outcomes for post-9/11 veterans.

Academic interests

cultural anthropology, Geographic Information Systems, medical anthropology, Andes, Ecuador, disability, health disparities, participatory research, urban anthropology


  • A104: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • A460/560: Anthropology of the Body, Health, and Illness


  • Fulbright Student Fellowship (2007-08)
  • NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellowship (2006-08)
  • Veterans Affairs Associated Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-16)
  • Veterans Affairs Young Investigator Award (2015)


City and Society, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Supportive Care in Cancer, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Practicing Anthropology, Disability Studies Quarterly, URISA, Global Environmental Change, Community Technology Review.


Contributing Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies (Ecuador, Sociology) Counselor, Ecuadorian Section, Latin American Studies Association