David Lowry is an anthropologist and pharmacy technician. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at MIT in 2007. He earned a Master of Arts and PhD in Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010 and 2012. Dr. Lowry lectured for the Department of Anthropology at American University (Washington, D.C.) during the 2012-13 academic year. In September 2013, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Pre-Professional Health Sciences at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS).
Dr. Lowry is concerned with various methods of healing: medicine, healthcare, missions, humanitarianism, human rights, etc. In fact, his research revolves around one simple question: "Why do we heal?" In answering this question, Dr. Lowry argues, we can begin to more successfully prepare the next generation of healthcare providers.
At RFUMS, Dr. Lowry will advise BMS students and develop curriculum for the College of Health Professions. In collaboration with Cornell University Press, he is writing a book about the politics and culture of pharmacy work (based on 10 years of work as a pharmacy technician).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship sponsored Dr. Lowry’s graduate research from 2009-2012.