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Mance Buttram, Ph.D.

Mance Buttram
Assistant Professor
Associate Director NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities

Honors Courses
HONR 2010N Honors Seminar-Alcohol, Drugs, and Society

Honors Engagement

  • Participates as a faculty judge in the Undergraduate Student Symposium
  • Regularly attends Honors College events

 Research Focus

  • Medical anthropology and sociology
  • Social environmental context of substance use and HIV transmission risk
  • Resilience
  • Qualitative methods


  • Ph.D. Florida International University
  • M.A. Florida International University
  • M.A. University of Arizona
  • B.S. John Brown University

Mance E. Buttram is the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities and Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice and Human Services.  His primary research interest is the social environmental context of substance use and related HIV transmission risk behaviors.  As a trained medical social scientist, he has developed a strong theoretical background and gained applied experience in cross-cultural mixed-methods research.  In 2018, Dr. Buttram received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and served as Principal Investigator of a study of the initiation and misuse of gabapentin.  He also serves as Co-Investigator of two nationwide surveillance studies of prescription drug diversion conducted with law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada.  His recent publications have appeared in American Journal of Men’s Health; Culture, Health & Sexuality; Journal of Drug Issues; Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety; and Sexual Health. 

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