Genevieve M. Ames PhD

Adjunct Professor, Medical Anthropology
Research Interests: 
  • Anthropology of health and healing
  • Occupational culture and alcohol
  • Work stress and couple violence
  • Family culture and alcohol
  • Environmental models for research and prevention of substance abuse problems
  • Integration of qualitative and quantitative methods
Selected Publications: 

Ames, G., Cunradi, C., Moore, R. and Duke, M. (2009) The Impact of Occupational Culture on Drinking Behavior of Young Adults in the U.S. Navy, Jour of Mixed Methods, 3(2)120-150.

Cunradi, C., Todd, M. Duke, M. and Ames, G. (2009) Problem Drinking, Unemployment and Intimate Partner Violence among a Sample of Construction Workers and their Partners, Jour of Family Violence, 24:63-74.

Duke, M., and Ames, G. (2008) Challenges of Contraceptive Use and Pregnancy Prevention Among Women in the US Navy, Journal of Qualitative Health Research, 18: 244-253.

Ames, G., Cunradi, C., Moore, R., and Stern, (2007) Military Culture and Drinking Behavior among Navy Careerists: Policy and Tradition in Conflict, Jour of Studies on Alcohol, 68(3)336-344.

Russ, A.J. and Ames , G.M. (2006). Policy and prevention as competing imperatives in US Navy life and medicine. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 8(1), 1-15.

Ames, G.M. and Cunradi, C.B. (2004/2005). Alcohol use among young adults in the military: risk and prevention. Alcohol Research & Health, 28(4), 252-257.

Gordon, D.R., Ames, G.M., Yen, I.H., Gillen, M., Aust, B., Rugulies, R., Frank, J.W., Blanc, P.D. (2005, April). Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workers. Jour of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 47(4), 399-409.

Marshall, M., Ames, G., Bennett, L. (2001) Anthropological Perspectives on Alcohol and Drugs at the Turn of the new Millennium, Social Science & Medicine, 53(2):153-164.

Ames, G.M., Grube, J.W., and Moore, R.S. (2000). Social control and workplace drinking norms: a comparison of two organizational cultures. Jour of Studies on Alcohol, 61(2), 203-219.

Frank, J.W., Moore, R.S., and Ames, G.M. (2000). Historical and cultural roots of drinking problems among American Indians. American Journal of Public Health, 90(3), 344-351.

Ames, G., Grube, J., Moore, R. (1997) The Relationship of Drinking and Hangovers to Workplace Problems: An Empirical Study, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 58(1):37-47.

Ames, G, Schmidt, C., Klee, L. Saltz, R. (1996) Combining Methods to Identify New Measures of Women's Drinking Problems Part I: The Ethnographic Stage, Addiction, 91(6):829-844.

Ames, G.M. and Rebhun, L.A. (1996, Dec). Women, alcohol and work: interactions of gender, ethnicity, and occupational culture. Social Science & Medicine, 43(11), 1649-1663.

Ames, G., Delaney, W., Janes, C. (1992) Obstacles to Effective Alcohol Policy in the Workplace: A Case Study, British Jour of Addiction, 87:1055-1069.

Ames, G. and Janes, C. (1992) A Cultural Approach to Conceptualizing Alcohol and the Workplace Alcohol, Health & Research World, 16(2):112-119.

Ragland D. and Ames, G. (1996) Current Developments in the Study of Stress and Alcohol Consumption, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (20(8):51a-53a, 1996.

Bennett, L. and Ames, G. (eds.), (1985) The American Experience with Alcohol: Contrasting Cultural Perspectives. Plenum Press, New York.

Profile Updated: April 3, 2009