December 7, 2016
Historian and philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey remarked, “If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.” Anthropology, the study of culture and humankind, is a discipline that is central to understanding and participating in Global Health. This webinar will explore what anthropology is and how it applies to global health. Attendees will gain valuable insights into vocabulary, case studies and resources to allow the tenents of anthropology to be integrated into global health programs, curriculum and courses (regardless of the discipline of the instructor). Join us for this amazing professional development opportunity!
Speaker: Peter J. Brown, PhD.
Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Global Health, Emory University
Peter Brown is a medical anthropologist who holds a joint faculty appointment as professor in Anthropology at Emory College as well as in the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. . As the founder of a successful interdisciplinary undergraduate Global Health at Emory, he has been very interested in the pedagogical challenges and opportunities of teaching “Foundations of Global Health.” Along with colleague Svea Closser, he is currently completing an interdisciplinary textbook/reader for similar undergraduate courses to be published by Oxford University Press. He served as editor-in-chief of the journal Medical Anthropology for a decade and has won several national teaching and mentoring awards. His research interests have been in culture and disease ecology, with particular interest in malaria and obesity. He has co-edited: Applying Anthropology; Applying Cultural Anthropology; The Anthropology of Infectious Diseases: Emerging Illnesses and Society, and three editions of Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology. He serves as senior academic advisor to the Emory Global Health Institute and has served on a malaria-related Scientific Advisory Committee for the World Health Organization.
Moderator: Jessica Evert, MD
Executive Director, CFHI
Dr. Jessica Evert straddles international education and the medical profession. She served as CFHI Medical Director from 2008 to 2013 when she was appointed to the Executive Director role. Dr. Evert is Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she instructs in Global Health and community-based underserved care and helped develop, as well as completed, the Global Health Clinical Scholars residency track. Dr. Evert is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards. She is author and editor of multiple chapters, articles and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement, including the seminal texts: 1) Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed 2) Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education, 2nd Ed and 3) Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology. She helped develop the Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards for Health-Related Undergraduate Programs. Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium’s prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad. Dr. Evert’s research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection.