Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Robert Jack Smith

Second Advisor

Dr. Erika Friedl-Loeffler

Third Advisor

Dr. William Garland

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Malaria is in epidemic resurgence in the Limbe region of Haiti as a consequence of the termination of internationally-sponsored eradication programs. The presence of endemic disease cannot be considered an exclusively biophysical phenomenon; it is also an aspect of human adaptation within a particular environment. The biocultural ecology of Haiti the biocultural context must be understood and the complexity of the interaction of these factors appreciated. Any ameliorative intervention program must be based on a multiple strategy approach that is compatible with the realities of the cultural context of the human ecology of Haiti.