New ADTSG Leadership

The Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) is happy to announce its new leadership team!


Megan Sarmento (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.S. from the University of Central Florida and her M.A. from Georgia State University – both in anthropology! Her dissertation research focuses on the experiences of people who inject drugs and who are diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C. She is committed to a career that increases health equity and access to treatment among this population. Her current position as the outreach program manager at the Florida Harm Reduction Collective allows her to make these contributions statewide.


Breanne Casper recently received her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and is a Program Evaluation Fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the former ADTSG Chair, Bree will remain in a leadership role as the new Vice Chair!


Zach Whiteman (he/him) is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida who is studying biomedical anthropology and will start his M.A. in Applied Medical Anthropology there in August 2024. He has volunteered at IDEA Exchange Tampa for two years and is passionate about harm reduction, healthcare access and equitability, and emergency medicine. He is a Florida licensed EMT-B and is hoping to combine the skills acquired as a medical provider with applied medical anthropology in the future.

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