Michael Duke, PhD

Project Manager

Michael Duke is the Director of Qualitative Research at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative at UCSF's Center for Vulnerable Populations. He is a medical anthropologist and methodologist, with expertise in qualitative and mixed method study design and analysis. Dr. Duke's research seeks to identify the ways in which particular structural conditions and policies negatively impact the physical and mental health of low income populations in the United States, including people experiencing homelessness, immigrant populations, and low wage workers. He is particularly interested in interrogating the relationship between structural vulnerability, housing and working conditions, and drug and alcohol use.
PhD, 05/1996 - Anthropology, University of Texas
BA, 12/1984 - English, University of Texas
Honors and Awards
  • Short-Term Mentor Award, University of California San Francisco, Department of Medicine, 2020-2021
  • Policy Fellowship, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis, 2017-2018
  • Advanced Training Fellowship in Cultural Domain Analysis, National Science Foundation, 2014
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Enrichment Awa, University orf Memphis, 2013
  • Elected Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology, 2012-2021
  • Professional Development Award, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation, 2006-2010
  • Development Award, Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, 2000-2001
  • Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin Graduate Studies Committee,, 1995
  • Leslie A. White Award, Central States Anthropological Society, 1992
  • C.B. Smith Sr. Travel Scholarship., The Mexican Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1992