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Geraldine Moreno Black

Professor Emeritus
Anthropology, Asian Studies, Food Studies
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B.S., SUNY-Buffalo (1967); M.A., University of Arizona (1970); Ph.D., University of Florida (1974)


Geraldine Moreno (PhD; CNS) is an emeritus professor of Anthropology who was hired at the University of Oregon in 1974. Her research is located at the intersection of nutritional anthropology, human biology and medical anthropology. She is a member of an Oregon Research Institute research team working on a NIH funded community based participatory project focused on childhood obesity prevention. Dr. Moreno has been involved in food insecurity work and research in Thailand, Ecuador and the United States. Her previous research in northeastern Thailand focused on the relationship among gender, cultural and economic transformation, and food habits, including the reliance on wild food. She is also engaged in a Byrd Foundation study investigating the role of Vitamin B on cognitive ability in elderly Hispanics. . Dr. Moreno has served as a consultant on a Fogarty International Training Program in AIDS & TB in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, at the University of Miami Leonard H, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Moreno has publications in Ecology of Food and Nutrition; Qualitative Health Research; Journal of Ethnobiology and Agriculture and Human Values. Her research has been supported by the Center For the Study of Women in Society, National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and The Social Science Research Council.