Faculty Profile

Dr. Hannah L. Helmy, Ph.D.

Hannah L. Helmy, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Areas of Research: Reproductive health; gender and health; structural vulnerability, risk, and health; culture(s) of medicine; patient-provider communication; health policy

Professional Interests


  • Graduate: University of South Florida (PhD, Applied Medical Anthropology; MA, Applied Anthropology; MPH, Health Promotion/Education)
  • Undergraduate: Miami University (Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Anthropology)


Applied medical anthropology; ethnography; qualitative methods; health services research

Selected Publications

Jacobson, Laura, Garbers, Samantha, Helmy, Hannah L, Roobal, Hope, Kohn, Julia, and Megan Kavanaugh. (2016). IUD Services among Primary Care Practices in NYC. Contraception 93(3):257-262.

Helmy, Hannah L. (2015). Employing a Multi-Level Approach to Examine Contraceptive Service Provision for Youth in New York City. Annals of Anthropological Practice 39(2):96-119.

Buhi, Eric, Helmy, Hannah L., Rella, Natalie, Harsch, Kristin, Ogunrinde, Adejoke, and Humberto Lopez Castillo. (2015). Pregnancy Prevention at Her Fingertips—A Text- and Mobile Video-Based Pilot Intervention to Promote Contraceptive Methods among College Women. Forthcoming in: Health Education Journal.

Dyer, Karen, Dickey, Nathaniel, Smith, Sarah, and Hannah L. Helmy.  (2015). Human Trafficking in Florida: The Role of Applied Anthropology in Addressing the Problem and Response. Practicing Anthropology 34(4): 24-28.

Baer, Roberta, Arteaga, Erika, Dyer, Karen, Eden, Aimee, Gross, Rosalind, Helmy, Hannah L., Karnyski, Margaret, Papadopoulos, Airia, and Douglas Reeser. (2012). Concepts of Race and Ethnicity among Health Researchers: Patterns and Implications. Ethnicity & Health 18(2): 211-225.

Daley, Ellen, DeBate, Rita, Dodd, Virginia, Dyer, Karen, Fuhrmann, Hollie, Helmy, Hannah L., and Sarah Smith. (2010). Exploring awareness, attitudes, and perceived role among oral health providers regarding HPV-related oral cancers. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 71(2):136-142.

Daley, Ellen, Alio, Amina, Anstey, Erica, Chandler, Rasheeta, Dyer, Karen, and Hannah L. Helmy. (2010). Examining Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Florida through a Socio-ecological Lens. Journal of Community Health 36(1):121-131.

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