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Mance Buttram, Ph.D.

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 Buttram serves as co-investigator and project director of a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded randomized clinical trial to test the efficacy of novel substance use and sexual risk reduction interventions for young adult polydrug (including prescription drug) users. He also serves as a co-investigator of a nationwide surveillance study of prescription drug diversion conducted with law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Buttram has advanced cross-cultural research skills stemming from his work in Belize, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines and with many of Miami’s diverse populations.  His recent publications appear in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, AIDS and Behavior, AIDS Care, Sexual Health, American Journal of Men’s Health, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Substance Use & Misuse, and Psychology, Health & Medicine.

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