The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) Global Directory is the worlds largest directory of Medical Anthropologists and related researchers. The global directory was created in 2007 after the Society for Medical Anthropology membership indicated that they were interested in a means by which they could seek out colleagues or search for individuals with specific specializations, areas of research, and other contact/demographic information.  This information can prove useful for academic collaboration with like-minded colleagues, identifying experts/specialists in a given field, or for applied/governmental projects to target specific individuals/entities based on their expertise and/or experience. Profiles in the Global Directory are free for medical anthropologists and associated researchers.