Ph.D., M.A. York University
B.Mus. (Honors), University of Toronto
Dr. Cupchik’s research has been awarded international fellowships (Commonwealth Scholarship, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Trudeau Fellowship) and national fellowships (Social Science and Humanities Research Council; Canada Council for the Arts). His areas of research include: qualitative research methods; medical anthropology; medical ethnomusicology; ritual; Tibetan and Himalayan cultures; transnationalism and diaspora; megaconcerts, philanthropy and global public health; music and cultural rights; popular music and George Harrison. He has spent over fifteen years studying Tibetan language, identity, music, culture and religion in Tibetan communities in India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Canada and United States. He teaches qualitative research methods to public health majors at the University of Rochester. He was recently visiting assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music (2010-2011). He created the annual benefit concert series Living Songs in Toronto in support of Tibetan children's education and health through the non-profit machik.org 501(c)(3).