Dwight B. Heath is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University
A graduate of Yale and Harvard, Professor Dwight Heath is recognised as the world's leading anthropological authority on alcohol issues, and has acted as consultant on alcohol, drugs and addiction issues to varied agencies such as the World Health Organisation, the National Academy of Sciences, the International Center for Alcohol Policies, the Peace Corps, etc.
Professor Heath's research projects have been supported by such diverse organisations as the Institute of Medicine, the Addiction Research Foundation, the US Sentencing Commission and the World Health Organisation.
Dwight is the editor of the International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture . His other books include Alcohol Use and World Cultures: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Anthropological Sources (1980); Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America (1988) and Drinking Occasions: Comparing Perspectives on Alcohol and Culture (2000).
He is also on the Editorial Boards of the journals Addiction, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Social History of Alcohol Review, Journal of Substance Abuse, etc. and has published in many other journals including: Current Anthropology, Human Organization, Drugs and Society, Annual Review of Anthropology, Daedalus, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Rhode Island Medical Journal, Acta Psiquiatrica y Psicologica de America Latina, etc.
Professor Heath advises the Social Issues Research Centre on a wide range of sociocultural and health issues.