October 18, 2005

Sue Lurie, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UNT Health Science Center, was recently elected board secretary of Tarrant County ACCESS for the Homeless.

Dr. Lurie has been on the ACCESS board since 1997. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in public health, medical and physician assistant education, community health, and health care research. Her areas of expertise include community mental health, comparative health organizations and professions, health care ethics, and medical anthropology.

Dr. Lurie earned her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and sociology from the University of South Carolina. She earned a master of arts degree in anthropology from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Lurie also earned a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. She was named an NIMH post-doctoral fellow of anthropology at the Northwestern University Program in Ethnography and Public Policy.

A native of Columbia, SC, Dr. Lurie currently resides in Fort Worth.


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail

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