Dalton Price is a DPhil candidate in anthropology at the University of Oxford, where his research lies at the intersection of anthropology and global public health. Moving between Colombia, Venezuela, and the United Kingdom, he studies the informal, transnational pharmaceutical marketplaces that cropped up in response to the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis and shortages in essential medicines that followed. Dalton is particularly interested in the grassroots, vernacular forms of humanitarianism that emerged in this context—all led by local Venezuelans hoping to forge a way forward for their communities—and how they can help us reimagine alternative futures for global health, international development, and humanitarian governance more broadly.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Dalton completed his Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University and was awarded summa cum laude for his research titled “Global Health's (Anti)Politics: A Comparative Ethnography of the World Health Organization and Partners In Health.”
Outside academia, Dalton worked in technical roles with the Florida Department of Health, the World Health Organization, Partners In Health, Aetna, The Microbiome Coalition, The diaTribe Foundation, and other groups across five continents. He also serves as a senior advisor to Generation Next, a United Nations-guided youth network, and HealthTrends.AI, a blockchain startup offering novel approaches to COVID-19 data management.
For this work, he was awarded the Future Global Leaders Fellowship, Jack Kent Cooke International Award, Gateway Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Fellowship, John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, Forbes Under 30 Award, and nearly 10 research grants. Additionally, Dalton has published opinion pieces with HuffPost, Common Dreams, Global Health NOW, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and Cornell Daily Sun and contributed to pieces in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and ABC Action News.
Research interests: global health governance, global health security, political economy of health, Latin America, anthropology of NGOs