Margaret S.Boone is an applied anthropologist living in the Washington, DC area, where she provides consultant services mainly for the federal government. She is president of a small consulting firm, Policy Research Methods Incorporated. Dr. Boone maintains an active interest in health and population issues of American immigrants, refugees, and other minorities; is an adjunct professor with George Washington University School of Medicine; and is a member of the Washington, DC Infant Mortality Review Board. Publications include Capital Crime: Black Infant Mortality in America and Capital Cubans.