Dr. Katherine Browne, a ColoradoSPH at CSU faculty member in the Global Health and Health Disparities concentration and a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University, has been awarded the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, considered the most prestigious award in the field of anthropology. Previous winners include Margaret Mead, Claude Levi-Strauss, Ashley Montagu and Sherry Washburn.

Browne has been widely recognized for her research in disaster recovery after Hurricane Katrina, particularly her work on how attention to culture can help improve recovery success. Additionally, in early 2018 she was tasked by FEMA to help lead a workshop and produce a major report related to its new 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to “Build a Culture of Preparedness.”

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