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Merrill Charles Singer, American health researcher.


Singer, Merrill Charles was born on October 6, 1950 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herman and Hannah (Acker) Singer.


Bachelor, California State University, 1972. Master of Arts, California State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1979.


Postdoctoral fellow, George Washington University, Washington, 1979-1980;assistant professor, American U., Washington, 1980-1982;postdoctoral fellow, U. Connecticut, Hartford, 1982-1983;project director, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, 1983-1987;director research, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, since 1988;deputy director, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, since 1990;acting executive director, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, 1993-1994. Consultant, Hartford, since 1990.


Member National Association Professional Anthropologists (executive committee, board directors 1993-1995), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Anthropology Research Group (steering committee 1991-1994, Paper prize 1993), American Anthropol. Association, American Anthropol. Association Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Commission, Society Medical Anthropology (Rudolph Virchow prize 1991), Society Applied Anthropology.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: raising reptiles.


Married Cheryl Gorn, June 1977 (divorced 1982). Married Lani Hillis Davison, December 15, 1983. Children: Jacob, Elyse.