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Journal Articles

  1. Tomori C. Global Lessons for Strengthening Breastfeeding as a Key Pillar of Food Security. 2023. Front. Public Health. Sec. Public Health and Nutrition. Volume 11.  doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1256390.

  2. Tomori C, Baker P, Pérez-Escamilla R, Piwoz E, Rollins N. 2023. Breastfeeding and the role of the commercial milk formula industry–Authors' reply. The Lancet. Aug 5;402(10400):449-50. DOI:

  3. 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series Group (Tomori C author member). Women and authorship in the Lancet Series on breastfeeding – Authors' reply. The Lancet. Aug 5;402(10400):450. DOI:

  4.  Tomori C. Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in all policies: reframing the narrative. 2023. Frontiers in Public Health. Jun 16;11:1149384.

  5. Quinn EA, Palmquist AEL, Tomori C. 2023. Biocultural lactation: Integrated approaches to studying lactation within and beyond anthropology. Annual Review of Anthropology. 52.

  6. Pérez-Escamilla R, Tomori C, Hernández-Cordero S, Baker P, Barros AJD, Begin F, Chapman DJ, Grummer-Strawn LM, McCoy D, Menon P, Neves PAR, Piwoz E, Rollins N, Victora CG, Richter L, on behalf of the 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series Group. (2023) Breastfeeding: crucially important, but increasingly challenged in a market-driven world. The Lancet DOI:

  7. Rollins N, Piwoz E, Baker P, Kingston G, Mbaso KM, McCoy D, Neves P, Pérez-Escamilla R, Richter L, Russ K, Sen G, Tomori C, Victora CG, Zambrano P, Hastings G, on behalf of the 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series Group. (2023). Marketing of commercial milk formula: a system to capture parents, communities, science, and policy. The Lancet. DOI:

  8. Baker P, Smith J, Garde A, Smith J, Garde A, Grummer-Strawn L, Wood M, Sen G, Hastings G, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ling CY, Rollins N, McCoy D, on behalf of the 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series Group (Tomori C author member). (2023). The political economy of infant and young child feeding: confronting structural barriers, overcoming power asymmetries, and accelerating progress. The Lancet. DOI:

  9. Reynolds NR, D’Aoust R*, Baker D, Grubb L, Hladek M, Docal M, Goldstein N, Koirala B, Kverno K, Ling C, Lukkahatai N, McIltrot K, Pandian V, Regier NG, Sloand E, Tomori C, Wenzel J (*authors in alphabetical order)  (2022). Covid-19: Implications for Nursing and Health Care in the U.S. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, doi: 10.1111/jnu/12853

  10. Palmquist, A. E. L., Tomori, C., Tumlinson, K., Fox, C., Chung, S., & Quinn, E. A. (2022). Pandemic Policies and Breastfeeding: A cross-sectional study during the onset of COVID-19 in the United States. Frontiers in Sociology, doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2022.958108.

  11. Tomori, C., & Palmquist, A. E. L. (2022). Racial capitalism and the US formula shortage: A policy analysis of the formula industry as a neocolonial system. Frontiers in Sociology, 7. doi:10.3389/fsoc.2022.961200

  12. Alexander CG, Mix LA, Choudhury S, Taketa R, Tomori C, Mooghali M, Fan A, Mars S, Ciccarone D, Patton M, Apollonio DE. The Opioid Industry Documents Archive: A Living Digital Repository. American journal of public health. 2022 Aug;112(8):1126-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306951

  13. Srikrishnan AK, Ganesan K, Mehta SH, Tomori C, Vasudevan CK, Celentano, DD, & Solomon, SS. (2022). Prevalence and correlates of human immunodeficiency virus infection among spouses of married men who have sex with men in India. International Journal of STD & AIDS.

  14. Patel EU, Solomon SS, Mcfall AM, Tomori C, Srikrishnan AK, Kumar MS, Celentano DD, Lucas GM, Mehta SH. (2022) Drug use stigma, antiretroviral therapy use, and HIV viral suppression in a community-based sample of people with HIV who inject drugs. AIDS (London, England). DOI: 10.1097/qad.0000000000003297

  15. Tomori C, Penta B, Richman R. (2022). Centering the right to health of childbearing people in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers of Public Health. 10: 862454.Doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.862454

  16. Tomori C. (2022). Addressing the Global Influence of Unethical Formula Marketing. Global Health: Science and Practice, 10(2). doi:

  17. Tomori C, Hernández-Cordero S, Busath N, Menon P, Pérez-Escamilla R. (2022) What works to protect, promote and support breastfeeding on a large scale: a review of reviews. Maternal Child Nutrition. doi:

  18. Tomori C, Evans DP, Ahmed A, Nair A, Meier BM. (2022) Where is the “Public” in American Public Health? Moving from individual responsibility to collective action. EClinicalMedicine. Doi:

  19. Tomori C. (2022) Overcoming barriers to breastfeeding. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology.

  20. Tomori, C. (2021). Scientists: don’t feed the doubt machine. Nature, 599(7883), 9-9.

  21. Tomori C, Ahmed A, Evans DP, Meier BM, Nair A. (2021) Your health is in your hands? US CDC COVID-19 mask guidance reveals the moral foundations of public health. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Aug 1;38. doi:

  22. Patel EU, Solomon SS, Lucas GM, McFall AM, Tomori C, Srikrishnan AK, Kumar MS, Laeyendecker O, Celentano DD, Thomas DL, Quinn TC. (2021) Drug use stigma and its association with active hepatitis C virus infection and injection drug use behaviors among community-based people who inject drugs in India. International Journal of Drug Policy. Jul 8:103354. Doi:

  23. Gribble, K., Marinelli, K. A., Tomori, C., & Gross, M. S. (2020). Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic response for breastfeeding, maternal caregiving capacity and infant mental health. Journal of Human Lactation, 0890334420949514. doi: 10.1177/0890334420949514

  24. Tomori C, Gribble K, Palmquist AEL, Ververs M-T, Gross M. (2020). When separation is not the answer: breastfeeding mothers and infants affected by COVID-19. (e13033). Maternal and Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13033.

  25. Gross MS, Taylor HA, Tomori C, Coleman JS. (2019). Breastfeeding with HIV: An evidence- based case for new policy. (1, vol. 47, pp. 152-160). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. doi: 10.1177/1073110519840495.

  26. Tuthill EL, Tomori C, Van Natta M, Coleman JS. (2019). “In the United States, we say, ‘No breastfeeding,’ but that is no longer realistic”: provider perspectives towards infant feeding among women living with HIV in the United States. (1, vol. 22). Journal of the International AIDS Society. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25224.

  27. Ball HL, Tomori C, McKenna JJ. (2019). Toward an integrated anthropology of infant sleep. (3, vol. 121, pp. 595-612). American Anthropologist. doi: 10.1111/aman.13284.

  28. Bartick M, Tomori C. (2019). Sudden infant death and social justice: A syndemics approach. (1, vol. 15). Maternal and Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12652.

  29. Tomori C, Boyer K. (2019). Domestic geographies of parental and infant (co-) becomings: Home-space, nighttime breastfeeding, and parent–infant sleep. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. doi: 10.1080/24694452.2018.1558628.

  30. Tomori C, Srikrishnan AK, Mehta SH, Nimmagadda N, Anand S, Vasudevan CK, Celentano DD, Solomon SS. (2018). HIV risks among women who are married to men who have sex with men in India: A qualitative investigation. (8, vol. 20, pp. 873-887). Culture, Health and Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1390161.

  31. Tomori C, McFall AM, Solomon SS, Srikrishnan AK, Anand S, Balakrishnan P, Mehta SH, Celentano DD. (2018). Is there synergy in syndemics? Psychosocial conditions and sexual risk among men who have sex with men in India. (vol. 206, pp. 110-116). Social Science and Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.032.

  32. Bartick M, Tomori C, Ball HL. (2018). Babies in boxes and the missing links on safe sleep: Human evolution and cultural revolution. (2, vol. 14). Maternal and Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12544.

  33. Tomori C, Srikrishnan AK, Ridgeway K, Solomon SS, Mehta SH, Solomon S, Celentano DD. (2018). Perspectives on sexual identity formation, identity practices, and identity transitions among men who have sex with men in India. (1, vol. 47, pp. 235-244). Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0775-6.

Book Chapters

  1. Han SS, Tomori C. Introduction. In: Han, SS and Tomori C. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction. (2021) New York, London: Routledge.

  2. Rudzik, AEF, Tomori C, McKenna JJ, Ball HL. Biocultural Perspectives on Infant Sleep In: Han, SS and Tomori C. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction. (2021) New York, London: Routledge.

  3. Tomori C, Quinn EA, Palmquist AEL. Making Space for Lactation in the Anthropology of Reproduction In: Han, SS and Tomori C. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction. (2021) New York, London: Routledge.

  4. Tomori C. (2018). Reproductive health. In Hilary Callan, Catherine Panter-Brick (Eds.), Anthropology of Health, Illness and Health Care. United States: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1851.

  5. Tomori C. (2018). Introduction: Towards new anthropologies of breastfeeding. In Tomori C, AEL Palmquist, EA Quinn (Eds.), Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches. (pp. 1- 25). Routledge.

  6. Tomori C. (2018). Changing cultures of nighttime breastfeeding and sleep in the U.S. In Dowling, S, K Boyer, D Pontin (Eds.), Social experiences of breastfeeding: building bridges between research, policy and practice. (pp. 115-130). Policy Press.

  7. Tomori C. (2018). Breastsleeping in four cultures: Comparative analysis of a biocultural body technique. In Tomori C, AEL Palmquist, EA Quinn (Eds.), Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches. (pp. 55-68). Routledge.

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