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2019 Sugar and Tension: Diabetes and Gender in Modern India. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


Refereed Journal Articles

2018    Weaver, Lesley Jo and Nicole Henderson. The Social Meaning of Food Consumption Behaviors in Rural Brazil: Agreement and Intracultural Variation. Food, Culture, and Society [under review].


2018    Hadley, Craig, Lesley Jo Weaver, Fifi Tessema, and Fasil Tessema. Do People Agree on What Foods are Prestigious? Evidence of a Single, Shared Cultural Model of Food in Urban Ethiopia and Rural Brazil. Ecology of Food and Nutrition[under review].


2018    Weaver, Lesley Jo, Yemesrach Tadesse, Edward G. J. Stevenson,and Craig Hadley. “I want variety!”: Dietary Variety as Aesthetic Pursuit, Social Signal, and Nutritional Vehicle in Brazil and Ethiopia. Human Organization[under review].


2018    Mendenhall, Emily and Lesley Jo Weaver. People to Populations: Why Anthropologists and Epidemiologists Speak Different Languages about Social Determinants of Health.Social Science and Medicine[under review].


2018    Howells, Michaela, Christopher D. Lynn, and Lesley Jo Weaver. Zika Virus in American Samoa: Challenges to Prevention in the Context of Health Disparities and Non-Communicable Disease.     Annals of Human Biology45(3): 229-238. DOI: 10.1080/03014460.2018.1465594.


2018    Weaver, Lesley Jo and Connor Fasel. A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Relationships Between Chronic Diseases and Food Insecurity. Food and Nutrition Science9: 515-541. DOI: 10.4236/fns.2018.95040.


2017 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Sarah Trainer. Shame, Blame, and Status Incongruity: Health and Stigma in Rural Brazil and the Urban United Arab Emirates. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s11013-016-9518-3.


2017 Weaver, Lesley Jo. Tension Among Women in North India: An Idiom of Distress and a Cultural Syndrome. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s11013-016-9516-5.


2016 Weaver, Lesley Jo, Ron Barrett, and Mark Nichter. Special Section on Comorbidity: Introduction. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 30(4): 435-441. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12335.


2016 Weaver, Lesley Jo. Transactions in Suffering: Mothers, Daughters, and Chronic Disease Comorbidities in North India. Medical Anthropology Quarterly epub ahead of print, DOI:10.1111/maq.12283.


2015 Weaver, Lesley Jo and S.V. Madhu. Type 2 Diabetes and Anxiety Symptoms among Women in North India. American Journal of Public Health 105(11): 2335-2340, DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302830.


2015 Weaver, Lesley Jo, Carol M. Worthman, Jason A. DeCaro, and S.V. Madhu. The Signs of Stress: Embodiments of Social Inequality among Women in New Delhi, India. Social Science & Medicine 131: 122-130. DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.002 


2014 Weaver, Lesley Jo, David Meek, and Craig Hadley. Exploring the Role of Culture in the Link between Mental Health and Food Insecurity: A Case Study from Brazil. Annals of Anthropological Practice 38(2): 250-268. DOI:10.1111/napa.12055


2014 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Bonnie Kaiser. Developing and Testing Locally Derived Mental Health Scales: Examples from India and Haiti. Field Methods 27(2): 115-130. DOI: 10.1177/1525622X14547191


2014 Mendenhall, Emily, and Lesley Jo Weaver. Reorienting Women’s Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Case of Depression and Type 2 Diabetes. Global Health Action 7(24804): 80-83. DOI:10.3402/gha.v7.22803


2014 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Emily Mendenhall. Applying Syndemics and Chronicity: Interpretations from Studies of Poverty, Depression, and Diabetes. Medical Anthropology 33(5): 92-108. DOI:10.1080/01459740.2013.808637


2011 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Craig Hadley. Social Pathways in the Comorbidity between Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health Concerns in a Pilot Study of Urban Middle- and Upper-Class Indian Women. Ethos 39(2): 211-225. DOI:10.1111/j.1548-1352.2011.01185.x


2009 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Craig Hadley. Moving beyond Hunger and Nutrition: A Systematic Review of the Evidence Linking Food Insecurity and Mental Health in Developing Countries. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 48: 263-284. DOI:10.1080/03670240903001167


2008 Weaver, Lesley Jo and K.M. Venkat Narayan. Reconsidering the History of Type 2 Diabetes in India: Emerging or Re-Emerging Disease? National Medical Journal of India 21(5): 228-231.


Book Chapters

2017 Hadley, Craig and Lesley Jo Weaver. Designing Food Insecurity Scales from the Ground Up: An Introduction and Working Example of Building and Using Food Insecurity Scales in Anthropological Research. In Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition, eds. John Brett and Janet Chrzan. Oxford: Berghahn Publishers.


2015 Weaver, Lesley Jo. Dadi’s Chart.  In Community Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth, eds. Emily Mendenhall and Kathy Wollner. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.


2015 Weaver, Lesley Jo and David Meek. There Will Always Be More Struggles to Win.  In Community Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth, eds. Emily Mendenhall and Kathy Wollner. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.


2013 Weaver, Lesley Jo. Food Insecurity and Mental Health. In Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2013, eds. Andrew Robertson, Rupert Jones-Parry, and Marvin Kuzamba. Cambridge: Nexus Strategic Partnerships, 81-85.


2012 Weaver, Lesley Jo and Amber Campbell Hibbs. Serpents and Sanitation: A Biocultural Survey of Snake Worship, Cultural Adaptation, and Parasitic Disease in Ancient and Modern India. In Parasites, Worms, and the Human Body in Religion and Culture, eds. Brenda Gardenour and Misha Tadd. New York: Peter Lang, 1-16.


Book Reviews and Professional Blog Publications


2018    Weaver, Lesley Jo. Review ofMetabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India [Harris Solomon]. Journal of Asian Studies 77(1): 277-278.


2017    Weaver, Lesley Jo. How Can Service-Learning Serve in Medical Anthropology? Anthropology News website, July 20, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.513.


2017    Weaver, Lesley Jo. Fieldwork Then and Now. Anthropology News 57(9): 132-133.


2016    Weaver, Lesley Jo. Review of Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty [Veena Das]. Anthropological Quarterly 89(1): 313-315.


2015    Weaver, Lesley Jo. Challenges of Mixed-Method Research. Anthropology News 56(7-8): 14.


2014    Weaver, Lesley Jo. Review of Reconstructing Obesity: The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 29(1): b1-b3.