Mike Anastario

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Email: manastar@fiu.edu


Health disparities; research methods; agrichemical exposures; life history elicitation techniques; renal function decline


Dr. Mike Anastario is a sociologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. His research is broadly concerned with culturally appropriate methods for assessing exposures to chemicals and interventions in populations experiencing health disparities.


  • Boston College, PhD
  • Boston College, MA
  • Boston College, BA


Anastario M, Rodriguez AM, Xiuhtecutli N, Wagner E. Characterization of Lifetime Agrichemical Exposure Sequences Relative to International Migration in Foreign Born Latinx Agricultural Workers Living in South Florida. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Sep 24;. doi: 10.1007/s10903-021-01278-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Cox GR, FireMoon P, Anastario M, Ricker A, Growing Thunder R, Baldwin JA, & Rink E. (2021). Indigenous standpoint theory as a theoretical framework for decolonizing social science health research with American Indian communities. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. August 2021. doi:10.1177/11771801211042019

Rink E, Adler Reimer G, Anastario M, and Watson Z. (2021). The influence of kinship networks and family relationships on pregnancy dynamics in North Greenland. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9:1.

Cox G, Anastario M, FireMoon P, Ricker A, Rink E. (2021). Narrative frames as choice over structure of American Indian sexual and reproductive health consequences of historical trauma. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Anastario M, Rink E, Adler Reimer G, and Peterson M. (2021). More-than-human intimacies and traditional knowledge among hunting families in northwest Greenland. Arctic Anthropology, Volume 58, Issue 1.

Anastario, M, Arias Rodas, M. G., Escobar Arteaga, M. A., Villanueva, C., Chacón Serrano, F., & Ferdowsian, H. (2021). Genitourinary Systems Entangled with Shifting Environments in a Salvadoran Subsistence Farming Community. Medical anthropology quarterly.

Rink E, Anastario M, Johnson O, GrowingThunder R, Firemoon P, Ricker A, Cox G, Holder S. (2020). The development and testing of a multi-level, multi-component pilot intervention to reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities in a tribal community. Journal of ethnic & cultural diversity in social work, doi: 10.1080/15313204.2020.1770655.

Anastario M, FireMoon P, Rink E (2020). Sexual risk behaviors and the legacy of colonial violence among Northern plains American Indian youth: A mixed methods exploratory study. Social Science and Medicine. Volume 258, 113120. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113120

Anastario M, FireMoon P, Ricker A, Holder S & Rink E (2020). Self-reported Exposure to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information among American Indian Youth: Implications for Technology Based Intervention, Journal of Health Communication, 25:5, 412-420, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2020.1777599

Arias Rodas M, Archila M, Moisa de Orozco M, Anastario M (2020). Asignación diagnóstica según el CIE-10 entre psicólogos en un hospital salvadoreño (“ICD-10 diagnostic assignment among psychologists in a Salvadoran hospital”). Revista Alerta, Vol. 3, no.2.

A full list of Dr. Anastario’s published work can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1fAYCzgt-i49i0/bibliography/public/