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Sherylyn Briller

Contact Information
Email: sbriller@purdue.edu
Office: STON 311 Map
Phone: 765-494-4683
Fax: 765-496-7411
Homepage: Homepage
Professor of Anthropology

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PhD Case Western Reserve University Anthropology 2000

Research Interests

Anthropology of Aging, Cross-cultural Gerontology, Applied Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Life Course Studies, Disability, End-of-Life Issues

Teaching Interests

Applied and Practicing Anthropology, Culture, Health and Illness Over the Life Course, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Community Engagement & Service Learning


2021 - National Science Foundation
2017 - Purdue Research Foundation
2017 - Purdue University College of Liberal Arts INNOVATE Grant
2017 - Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Repair and Rehabilitation Grant
2017 - Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs

Selected Publications

Briller, S. and Goldmacher, A. (2021) Designing An Anthropological Career: Professional Development Exercises, Second Edition. Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman & Littlefield Press. 119 pgs.

Briller, S. and Carrillo, E (2020) “Applying Anthropological Insight in An Aging World.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018—. Article published October 27, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.2.

Ayalon. L, Nevedal, A and Briller, S (2019) Capturing Change and Stability in Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Insights from a Study about Aging and Life Transitions in Israeli Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Educational Gerontology..44:12, 735-765. http://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2018.1559915

Nevedal, A, Ayalon. L, and Briller, S (2018) A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Review of Longitudinal Qualitative Research in Gerontology. The Gerontologist, gny134, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny134

Michalopolou, G, Briller, S, Compton-Katzer, K, Muklewicz, K, Secord, E., Crider, B & Wasiluk, J & Schim, S (2017) Treatment Collaboration When the Stakes are High: Ethnographically Studying Family-Centered Care in an Outpatient Specialty Clinic. Journal of Patient Experience. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2374373517723322

Michalopoulou, G, Briller, SH.., Myers-Schim, S, Muklewicz, K, Katzer, K, Secord, E, Crider, B & Wasiluk, J. (2016) Teaching about Better Family Clinician Partnerships in High Risk Pediatric Asthma Care. Journal of Patient Experience, 1-4, DOI:10.1177/23743735|6666976

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