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A medical anthropologist is an anthropologist who focuses on the study of health, illness, and healthcare within cultural and social contexts. Medical anthropologists use anthropological methods and theories to understand how culture, power, and social structures impact health and healthcare. They may study the beliefs, practices, and experiences of individuals and communities with regard to health and illness and how these factors affect access to and utilization of healthcare services. Medical anthropologists often work in interdisciplinary teams with healthcare providers and policymakers and may conduct research in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and community organizations.