Roberta Hall, series organizer.
Hall's experiences include study
and observations of health and health care.
bachelor degree is
in journalism and literature from Indiana University.
worked for two
years as the librarian of a small hospital school of nursing (1964-6)
before doing graduate study in anthropology. Graduate study included a
with new mothers at a Salem hospital and working with the Marion County
health department in a study with the Russian Old Believers.
through 1974 she taught
anthropology in British Columbia and enjoyed their health care
system before moving to Oregon and developing courses in the
anthropology of health at Oregon State
did a post-doc at the Connecticut Health Center; and worked
with the Portland Area Indian Health Board and other groups on specific
long-time goal upon retirement was to work toward universal health
care if it had not been achieved. In 2004, it had not, but a strong
movement had begun (Health Care for All Oregon, and the local
of it, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates) and she joined this movement.