Bradley Stoner

​Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociocultural Anthropology and of Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine (School of Medicine)
PhD, Indiana University
MD, Indiana University
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    • Thursday 10:00 am -12:00 pm and By Appointment

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    • Washington University
    • CB 1114
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Professor Stoner’s research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases and sociocultural factors which influence infectious disease risk in human populations.

    Stoner is particularly concerned with the analysis of political and economic underpinnings of health and illness in cross-cultural perspective. Most recently his work has focused on social and behavioral aspects of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Other areas of interest include the study of health care access and decision making, biomedicine as a cultural system, alternative/heterodox medical systems, culture-bound syndromes, and the role of anthropology in clinical and public health research. He has conducted field research in Peru and in urban North America.

    He currently conducts research on sociocultural aspects of sexually transmitted disease control in developed countries, including analysis of sex partner networks; perception of symptoms and health-seeking responses; concordance and discordance in sexual partnerships; and the ethnography of community risk. He works with colleagues in medicine and public health using ethnographic approaches to address specific issues in STD/HIV transmission, drawing on advances in epidemiology and mathematical modeling, as well as medical anthropology.

    Stoner is currently the Medical Director of the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and he formerly served as Chief of STD Services for the St. Louis County Department of Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.


    Selected Publications

    2019    Meyerson BE, Davis A, Reno H, Haderxhanaj LT, Seyegh MA, Simmons MK, Multani G, Neayaert L, Meador A, Stoner BP. Existence and distribution of STD clinics - United States, 2017. Public Health Reports, in press.

    2017    Stoner BP, Chandler-Ezell K, Biswas B, Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo J. Physicians’ assessment of cancer comorbidity collection methods: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Oncology Medicine & Practice, 2017; 2:112.

    2017    Stoner BP. Reproductive health: Sexually transmitted infections - overview. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd ed, Vol 6. (Quah SR, ed.).  Elsevier, pp. 306-314.

    2016    Stoner BP.  Public policy and sexual behavior. In Prevention Policy and Public Health (Eyler A, Chiriqi J, Russel SM, Brownson R, eds.). New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 245-258.

    2015    Stoner BP, Cohen SE. Lymphogranuloma venereum 2015: clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015; 61(Suppl 8): S865-73.

    2013    Stoner BP. Cultural perspectives of health. In Transdisciplinary Public Health: Research, Methods, and Practice. (Haire-Joshu D, McBride TD, eds.). Jossey-Bass, pp. 141-154.

    2013    Stoner, BP, Marrazzo, JM. American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association and the Thomas Parran Award: past, present, and future. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2013; 40:275-6.

    2013    Xu F, Stoner BP, Taylor SN, Mena L, Martin DH, Powell S, Markowitz LE. Testing-only visits: an assessment of missed diagnoses in clients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2013; 40:64-9.

    2012    Hess KL, Gorbach PM, Manhart LE, Stoner BP, Martin DH, Holmes KK. Risk behaviors by type of concurrency among young people in three STI clinics in the United States. Sexual Health, 9:280-7.